Friday, February 17, 2012

Uncommon Grounds in Saugatuck

I was in Saugatuck, Michigan, the other day and ventured into a local coffee shop -- Uncommon Grounds.

I'm a bit of a coffee snob, so I was delighted to find their coffee selection fulfilling my requirements.

But it is perhaps their perspective on coffee that I most appreciated.  They partner with coffee farmers around the world, buying direct to ensure fair treatment and compensation, and then roast their own beans.

The coffee enhancements are from ethical sources too.  This is the first coffee shop I have visited that intentionally uses dairy products from pastured cows.

If you've ever sought out nutritional information on dairy products, you know that pastured cows produce a nutritionally superior product.   As a bonus, the cows themselves get to live the life of a cow rather than merely a commodity producer.

Uncommon Grounds also serves a variety of teas, fresh juices and smoothies.  They offer delicious pastries from their bakery that include vegetarian and gluten-free options and a daily soup.

If you're near Saugatuck, a resort town on the shore of Lake Michigan, you deserve a trip to a great coffee spot located in the heart of the small town.

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