- $35 for a coffee-roasting class on August 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ($75 value)
During a hands-on class, you’ll learn several single-cup brew methods. Students will cup fresh-roasted house coffee and learn the differences between regional brews. Each person leaves with a bag of coffee and a $5 gift card to the café.
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
The baristas at Uncommon Coffee Roasters have been keeping the people of Saugatuck caffeinated since 1994. Founded by a pair of Chicagoans, the coffee shop began roasting its own coffee in 2000 and now sells it wholesale to more than 200 businesses throughout the Midwest. At the espresso bar, baristas whip up small batches of high-quality coffee, using beans from small farms and infusing the drinks with housemade syrups. Café employees have even traveled internationally to places such as Honduras to meet the coffee farmers personally.
Each morning, bakers use fresh ingredients from the onsite garden and local farms; they also bring in pie from Crane's Pie Pantry and danishes from Golden Brown Bakery. In the summer months, guests can enjoy beverages outside on the garden patio; occasionally, live bands play outside. Uncommon Coffee Roasters also hosts demonstrations that involve hands-on brewing lessons, during which participants use single-cup brew methods to make a variety of coffee and learn to juggle coffee mugs.