Ann Arbor Weather:
Thursday October 19, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Pure Coffee



"I love having a coffeeshop," says Myers, "but it's a very expensive marketing experiment. That's its intent--to let people come in and try our coffee. If I'd wanted a coffeeshop where people sit around and do their homework, there's a different way to do it."

Not that no one works over a cup of Mighty Good. The shop doubles as the entrance to the new Workantile Exchange, a "coworking facility"--quasi office and networking space for independent contractors. Through the glass you can see members bent over their computers, Mighty Good coffee by their side, very much like students doing their homework--just not in space Myers has to pay the rent for.

Myers grew up in Ypsilanti, son of EMU faculty. Now in his late forties, he used to be a professional photographer traveling all over the world, but he tired of it a few years ago. He bought a small coffee roasting business called Amazing Beans and began educating himself.

Myers' staff is carefully trained in coffee preparation, and he cautions that just getting good beans isn't going to work a miracle. It's important to pay attention to how the coffee is made. "You can buy a steak from Kroger or you can buy one from Bob Sparrow," he points out. "And you can ruin them both."

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Ollie Food + Spirits
Ypsi innovators
Lee Lawrence
Nightspots: Blind Pig
Clonlara Turns Fifty
"We didn't have two dimes," recalls Pat Montgomery.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Pizza Restaurants
Arborville Heating and Cooling
Fake Ad: August 2017
Jay Forstner
Rasa Festival
Indian classical dance
Leah O'Donnell
Nightspots: Bona Sera
Restaurants with prices $20-$30
A clickable zoomable map
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
Regent Hotel
String Bass lessons by Steven Sigurdson
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor