Ugly Mug Coffee aims to protect the farmers harvesting each bean by sourcing organic, pesticide-free, and fair-trade coffee from around the world. Integrity pervades every phase of its buying process, as the company selects farmers who cultivate bird-friendly, shade-grown coffees without the use of toxic chemicals, and pay them a fair, livable price to incentivize their growing. Their fair-trade philosophy extends to what Ugly Mug hopes will one day be a hands-on collaboration with the farmers; until then, partnerships with economic-development programs and Growers First keep Ugly Mug's coffee ethical without reading it transcripts of the long dialogues Socrates often had with his percolator.
Ugly Mug's stringent vetting and buying process results in nuanced, aromatic coffee roasted right in Memphis. Single-origin coffees from Brazil or Mexico showcase each country's character with a gentler roast, and blends include Hardy Passion, a dark, rich roast, or Saving Grace, a balanced Peruvian/Guatemalan brew with a clean finish. Flavored coffees sweeten mornings with tastes such as Cinnamon Sticky Bun or Buttermoon, a popular mix of roasted-nut and sweet-caramel flavors.
Jamal Dauba opened Petra Cafe in 1998 with a vision of bringing diners healthy, flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. Now, his team of cooks prepares that cuisine at four locations. The culinary experts stuff pitas with grilled lamb and greek salad, fry crisp falafel, and infuse savory dips with eggplant or feta cheese. They also specialize in grilled paninis layered with prosciutto, mozzarella, and other Italian ingredients.
The cookie menu at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies features a regular cast of 16 delectable homemade cookies that are baked fresh on-site all day long and are made with top-quality ingredients (no preservatives or trans fat) and 100% real butter. Your Groupon allows you to mix and match up to 13 of Makeda’s cookies to suit your taste, so load up on the bakery's hottest seller, the classic butter cookie, or build a sampler box of Makeda’s other enticing offerings. Popular yum discs include a Jiff-infused peanut-butter cookie; gooey, old-fashioned iced oatmeal; and a colorful M&Ms-freckled cookie. Fans of the color brown will enjoy the double-chocolate dream cookies or the double-chocolate pecan (which, like the paler pecan, features nuts picked fresh daily by neighborhood squirrels and left in a basket on Makeda’s doorstep at dawn), and then, of course, there's the brown-speckled chocolate-chip cookie.
Arguably the best part of being an adult is being able to eat dessert whenever you want. Clearly Fran Mosley of Haute Monde Dessert Bar agrees––she'll even bring the sweets to you. In addition to catering services that include both sweet and savory spreads for weddings, parties, and cake fights, Haute Monde offers fashion services with a men's haberdashery and a women's accessories bar. Mosley also fuses fine art and sweets by creating elaborate and beautiful dessert spreads, which guests can sample from while exploring a gallery.
Each day, Maggie Moo's scoopers mix up batches of ice cream in-house to dish out a range of inventive frozen cakes and treats. Pints ($4.99) or quarts ($7.99) cool taste buds with more than 50 flavors, including classics such as vanilla bean or dark chocolate and custom blends such as pink peppermint stick and Cinamoo Bun. Patrons can enhance creamy cones ($2.89 for one scoop, $3.89 for two scoops) with one of 30 mix-ins, such as almonds, cookie dough, or corduroy trousers, or indulge in one of Maggie Moo's specialty treats, including shakes, smoothies, and sundaes.
Say it with Strawberries grew out of love for my wife, Tangela. I found that she loved chocolate covered strawberries. The offerings were so limited. Personalized berries were not available. So, I started to dip my own. In 2009 Say with Strawberries was opened. With our Prices and Variety, ALWAYS Say It With Strawberries!