Passions Pursued and Brewed
Everyone needs something to motivate them to pursue their passions — our something has always been coffee. And if your passions include travelling like ours do, then coffee must be a crucial part of your morning routine, too.
Wherever your next adventure takes you, we want to make sure you’re never without a good cup of joe — so, for this post, we found a handful of coffee joints in great adventuring areas. Don’t forget your Planetary Design products so you can take some beans for the road!
Treeline Coffee Roasters
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Our Pick: Dirty Chai Latte With Soy
Our list starts close to home in Bozeman, Montana — just a couple hours southeast of where we got our start in the Missoula area. Like Missoula, Bozeman is nestled in a valley rich in opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, fly fishing and everything in between. One of the area’s main attractions is the Big Sky area about 40 minutes outside of city limits, famous for its dude ranches and ski resorts.
Another attraction to appreciate? Treeline Coffee Roasters.
Built on the idea that coffee should fuel the activities you love, the folks at Treeline have worked to innovate coffee solutions to make them as mobile as possible (sounds a bit like someone else we know, right?). Perhaps more importantly, Treeline also brews a great cup of coffee — and does everything from roasting to distributing at a single location in the trendy Mill District of Bozeman.
Late For The Train Coffee
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Our Pick: Dave’s Rockrammer
The next java spot brings us even further south: Flagstaff, Arizona. As one of the most well-known cities on the rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff is a hot spot for adventurers and tourists. Grabbing a quick cup of coffee to beat the crowds has never been more important — and that’s where Late for the Train Coffee comes in.
Located in a converted gas station on the way to the park, Late for the Train Coffee is a great stop both for convenience and for the quality of coffee; the area is so high in elevation, the shop is able to brew slower at lower temperatures to avoid burning the beans and achieve the perfect sip, every sip. Plus, they’ll offer you a discount when you bring your own mug, which is great news for anyone exploring with their Planetary Design products in hand.
Name: High Five Coffee
Location: Asheville, NC
Our Pick: Diablo Cubano
Our next spot also offers a discount for bringing your own to-go cup: customers of High Five Coffee in Asheville, North Carolina, get 0.15 cents for coming prepared (grab up the ol’ Adventure Tumbler, folks).
Those visiting Asheville enjoy access to extensive hiking trails and scenic roadways in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, but — with three locations around the area — High Five makes sure locals and visitors alike also have access to tasty coffee, produced ethically and brewed with love. Their newest location even has a take-out window for paddlers on the French Broad River, which runs right behind shop. We can’t think of a better example of combining coffee with adventure!
Name: The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Our Pick: Lady Lazarus
Surrounded by lakes and covered in forests, Michigan has lots of adventure spots that called to us as we made this list. Like many cities in the state, Grand Rapids is great for kayaking and biking — and, stellar news for those who love to sail, is just a short drive away from the shores of Lake Michigan.
What truly sets Grand Rapids apart is coffee shops like The Sparrows Coffee & Tea & Newsstand.
With an emphasis on bringing people together, The Sparrows offers a comfortable space to rest, read and chat with travel companions after a long day of exploring. Plus, their wide assortment of coffees and teas (and delightful use of honey in specialty drinks) is sure to suit even the pickiest warm beverage drinker.
Name: Thump Coffee Roasters
Location: Bend, OR, & Denver, CO
Our Pick: Madagascar Vanilla Mocha
Last, but certainly not least, we head back west to Bend, Oregon. Whether it’s carving up Mt. Bachelor or getting lost in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, the Bend area offers many activities that catch the adventurer’s eye. Before you head out for the day, however, we recommend you check out Thump Coffee Roasters, a local favorite that’s since expanded to Denver as well.
Promising “sweetness, balance, and a clean finish,” Thump blends coffee and espresso with hints of everything from chocolate to jasmine to blood orange. You’re sure to find a unique creation to fill your mug with at Thump, as well as a considerable selection of merchandise to remember the experience.
Bean There, Done That
No one likes an empty coffee mug as they’re headed to their next domestic destination… these coffee spots are here to help!
Where can we get the best cup of coffee in the nation? Tell us about your favorite shops — we’re always looking for more pit-stops as we embark on our next #BruTrek (and be sure to keep up with our adventures on Instagram!).
Erin Lannon – Marketing