Coffee

LONDON | Coca-Cola moves into coffee, buying Costa for $5.1 billion

LONDON — Coca-Cola is buying the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash, a deal that will see the soft drinks company plug a big hole in its portfolio. The deal is expected to complete in the first half of 2019. Adding Costa to its array of … Continue reading LONDON | Coca-Cola moves into coffee, buying Costa for $5.1 billion

LOS ANGELES  | California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

LOS ANGELES  — California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America’s favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to clear coffee of the stigma … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar Soon Goes Nitro with Cold Brew Coffee

Nitro Iced Coffee Soon Straight from the Tap at Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar TWIN OAKS, MO (STL.News) There’s a lot of exciting changes coming down the road for Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar, but none causing quite the “BUZZ” as the future plans to offer Nitro Iced Coffee.  The once relatively unknown item, mostly popular with … Continue reading Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar Soon Goes Nitro with Cold Brew Coffee

Angry Citizens of Earth Launch “Shithole Country Coffee” In Response to Trump’s Recent Developing Nations Remarks

Shithole Country Coffee, a new online coffee distribution platform that sources all beans from Africa, Central America, and South America, announced this week they are making a sustainable effort to invest in the diverse and innovative countries that make up our beautiful world. Drawing on over 30-years of experience in specialty coffee sourcing and production, … Continue reading Angry Citizens of Earth Launch “Shithole Country Coffee” In Response to Trump’s Recent Developing Nations Remarks

The Latest: Globe nominee Brosnahan celebrating with coffee

LOS ANGELES / December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Many awards season nominees learn they’ve been picked from their phones. Rachel Brosnahan says it wasn’t her phone that work her up Monday, but her dog. A quick check of her … Continue reading The Latest: Globe nominee Brosnahan celebrating with coffee

The Top 10 Iced Coffee Spots in St. Louis

Where to Beat St. Louis Heat with Chilled Java – Top 10 Iced Coffee Spots in St. Louis St. Louis, MO/August 12, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – When I first tried iced coffee, I’ll admit that I was skeptical.  The dark, rich mug of black coffee I had been drinking since high school was perfect just they way … Continue reading The Top 10 Iced Coffee Spots in St. Louis

The Best Coffee in St. Louis, a Top 10

The Top 10 Coffee Shops Across St. Louis St. Louis, MO/July 9, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News)(Best Coffee, St. Louis, Top 10) – When I think of great coffee, I think of a rich, robust, perfectly brewed cup of caffeinated heaven.  My preference is for a medium-dark roast, brewed moderately strong, and served black.  Of course, I also … Continue reading The Best Coffee in St. Louis, a Top 10

8th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl Tickets Going Fast

Only Afternoon Tickets Remain for 2017 Maplewood Coffee Crawl Maplewood, MO/March 28, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Like most good things, Maplewood’s annual Coffee Crawl is growing.  Now in its eighth year, the Maplewood Coffee Crawl Saturday, April 1, 2017 will offer participants a chance to meet even more roasters and sample more coffee than ever before. … Continue reading 8th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl Tickets Going Fast

Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

NEW YORK/March 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth. The moves underscored the progressive image Schultz has helped cultivate for Starbucks … Continue reading Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

Balance Coffee & Tea Is Brewing New Life into Old Belleville Depot

Belleville’s Newest Cuppa Is Balance Coffee & Tea Belleville, IL/March 1, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – There’s something new brewing at the old Belleville train depot.  A brand new a coffee roastery and café opened February 20th in the historic building.  Balance Coffee & Tea at 732 South Illinois Street is filling a culinary void left downtown … Continue reading Balance Coffee & Tea Is Brewing New Life into Old Belleville Depot

Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

IRVING, Texas (AP)(STL.News) — 7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza. The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover pizza for the first meal of the day with traditional breakfast foods. The chain announced the creation Tuesday. It has a biscuit crust topped with bacon, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, cheese and … Continue reading Coffee and a slice? 7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

“Offering Coffee, Food, and Hope in St. Louis”

More than Coffee for a Cause Ballwin, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Any morning you drive by, it’s business as usual at More than Coffee, the tiny drive-thru coffee shop in Ballwin.  Owner, Sam Malek, a devote Christian, is making a difference in his community, “one cup at a time.”  Sam teaches workers with mental and physical disabilities, … Continue reading “Offering Coffee, Food, and Hope in St. Louis”

SUBTERRANEAN COMA DINNER

Coma Coffee & Subterranean Homemade Food Team Up For Event RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Collaborative Pop Up Dinners are not a new idea.  Most major metros have at least a few memorable events.  St. Louis is no exception, but the Subterranean Coma Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 may the first that is based … Continue reading SUBTERRANEAN COMA DINNER

THE LIVING ROOM COFFEE AND KITCHEN

Serving Customers and Building Community – The Living Room Coffee and Kitchen

Maplewood, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Cool things are happening in Maplewood.  Local residents are well aware of the wealth of nifty little shops and cafes that call their community home.  One of those cool little cafes is the Living Room Coffee and Kitchen at 2808 Sutton Blvd.  It’s the culmination of five years of socially responsible efforts that began with Arthouse Coffees, an independent, small batch coffee roaster created to find a sustainable job for a person with disabilities.  Arthouse soon added to its mission, purposefully becoming a way to connect with a whole new community of people.  Just about two years ago (December 2014) Arthouse Coffees opened the Living Room, a coffee shop and bakery in the old Black Cat Theater.  The Living Room is an extension of the Arthouse mission.

Just like its parent, the Living Room does everything fresh and from scratch.  From the delicious baked goods, to the all-day breakfast and lunch menus, and the Arthouse Coffees they serve, everything at the Living Room Coffee and Kitchen is created with care and community in mind.

Besides a full range of Arthouse Coffees, the cafe also serves a variety of herbal teas from their Maplewood neighbor, Re-Trailer Teas, and single estate teas from Spirit Teas.  The Living Room is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday — Saturday, and Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Their fall menu is in full swing now, and features classic combination in dishes like the Autumnal Salad: mixed greens topped with roasted butternut squash, balsamic vinaigrette, chèvre, spiced pumpkin seeds and pickled red onions.  The fresh bread served with it takes this salad over the top.

At breakfast, you’ll find the granola jam parfait layers cultured yogurt with blueberry jam and fall-spiced granola made with walnuts, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. It’s light, sweet, and creamy, with a warm, spicy edge that’s just right in cooler weather.  And Benny’s Eggs is a simple, delicious twist on Eggs Benedict: two soft boiled eggs and bacon on baguette with their “faux” hollandaise sauce.  It comes with a side salad, making it, perhaps, the ultimate brunch dish.

The cleverness of the menu is matched only by the deliciousness of the food at the Living Room.  For instance, ever had French Nachos?  That’s a pile of crostini chips smothered in sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, gruyere cheese sauce and then a little dressed green salad.  How come no one ever thought of that before, right?

Even a simple roast beef sandwich at the Living Room is an elegant feast.  Theirs is expertly roasted, layered on asiago focaccia (which they bake themselves), and then topped with white cheddar, pickled red onions, lettuce and horseradish cream.

Prefer vegetarian?  Try the roasted zucchini sandwich.  It’s a baguette loaded with roasted zucchini, fresh mozzarella, tomato jam, pesto yogurt and arugula.  They toast it, so it’s all warm and toasty and gooey.

New this fall: The Living Room is serving a series of special dinners.  Like the pop-up dinners they have hosted in the past, seating is limited.  Unlike their past collaborative efforts, they are creating the entire event this time.  The first of these dinners, playfully tagged “Dinner Series I: Autumn,” was a BYOB, vegetarian affair held for 18 people on November 5th.  For $50 each, diners enjoyed an autumn themed meal of French Onion Soup, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and Mushroom Polenta with grana padano, Chocolate Espresso Torte and Baked Brie, dressed with apple cider syrup, date chutney and pistachios.  There’s no word yet what will be served at the second Dinner Series I event, but I think a winter theme is a safe bet.  Whatever the menu, you can bet it will be fresh, clever, and scrumptious, and tickets will sell out quickly.  Pretty cool.

Contact Information:

The Living Room
Owners: Chris Phillips and Nate Larson
2808 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 899-0173
[email protected]

THE ART OF COFFEE MAKING – PICASSO’S COFFEEHOUSE

Enjoy the Moment at Picasso’s Coffeehouse ST. CHARLES, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) Pablo Picasso is considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.  He spent hours perfecting the intricate details of his work.  So too, does Picasso’s Coffeehouse, a locally owned independent coffeehouse in St. Charles.  Established in 2003, they strive to … Continue reading THE ART OF COFFEE MAKING – PICASSO’S COFFEEHOUSE

ST LOUIS’ SUBURBAN HOTSPOTS

The Best Internet Cafés in Your Own Backyard – Suburban Hotspots ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Suburban Hotspots – Who doesn’t love a snug little cafe with good food and drink, pleasant surroundings, and free Wi-Fi?  Whether you just need to get out of the office or home office for a few hours, meet with … Continue reading ST LOUIS’ SUBURBAN HOTSPOTS

GETTING YOUR WI-FI FIX IN THE METRO-EAST

The Best Internet Cafés in the STL Area East of the Mississippi – WI-FI ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – When we compiled the data behind our article on the Best Internet cafés in St. Louis, we noticed something odd. None of the top ten hot spots was in the metro-east.  In fact, they were decided … Continue reading GETTING YOUR WI-FI FIX IN THE METRO-EAST

THE BEST INTERNET CAFES IN ST LOUIS

These Hot Spots Offer Great Coffee & Smoking Fast Wi-Fi – Best Internet Cafes ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) — When my Internet service was disrupted last week, I thought my day would be ruined!  How could I possibly get anything done without it?  Fortunately, the St. Louis area is rich with Wi-Fi hotspots and Internet … Continue reading THE BEST INTERNET CAFES IN ST LOUIS

TOP 10 COFFEE SHOPS IN ST LOUIS

Where to Grab the Best Cuppa – Top 10 Coffee Shops ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – There is nothing quite like a great cup of coffee to get your morning started.  Whether you take yours black or with cream, brewed or espresso-based, coffee is the most popular beverage in the world.  Americans drink more than … Continue reading TOP 10 COFFEE SHOPS IN ST LOUIS

ALL FOR A CUP OF JOE – RONNOCO

Ronnoco Delivering Complete Beverage Solutions ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Ronnoco, the St. Louis-based $80 million coffee roasting and distribution company, has recently purchased the route business of Wisconsin-based Black Waters Coffee Co. This new deal will not only allow Ronnoco to increase its presence in the Wisconsin market, but also to be involved in … Continue reading ALL FOR A CUP OF JOE – RONNOCO

Maplewood Coffee Crawl, Saturday

7th Annual Maplewood Coffee Crawl, Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8 am to 1 pm MAPLEWOOD, MO (STLRestaurant.News) – It is a self guided walkable coffee tour.  Local coffee roasters will be providing tastings and demonstrations. For ticket sales locations please CLICK HERE! After the tour you are invited to stay, shop, have lunch and … Continue reading Maplewood Coffee Crawl, Saturday