|Courtesy Five Watt Coffee|
|Soda fountain-style coffee at Five Watt, coming soon to 38th & Nicollet|
After seemingly interminable construction this summer and fall, the corner of 38th and Nicollet is suddenly showing signs of new life.
The shop's owners are Caleb Garn and Lee Carter, alums of Bull Run Coffee who decided to break out on their own and open an entirely new place powered by a "less is more" philosophy.
The duo has enlisted Wisconsin-based Kickapoo Coffee
as their roaster and supplier, largely because of the company's eco-conscious business practices. Kickapoo works mostly with small farms and is committed to using biodegradable packaging, something that Five Watt's owners felt was important.
Garn and Carter are keeping it even more local for their purveyors of pastry and tea. Seward's Verdant Tea
will be providing the stems, leaves, and special blends, and nearby neighbor Patisserie 46
will be bringing in the sweets.
Five Watt says its focus will be on uniquely flavored drinks, quality coffee, and customer interaction. No aloof baristas here.
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Five Watt Coffee
3745 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis
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