Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffeehouse

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A pumpkin spice latte at Stone Spiral. In a Christmas mug. | Zoe Kline

All we want to do this time of year is curl up in a cozy chair, with a nice warm coffee and a good book. It seems you guys love that, too, so we've got some good nominees for the coffeehouse that could use some more love. Continue on to vote for St. Louis' most underrated coffeehouse.

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What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffeehouse?

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The latte at this year's choice for best coffeehouse, RISE Coffee. | Mabel Suen

Apparently ya'll aren't big on cozy autumn drinks -- we didn't get many nominations last week, so we'll try again. It's the perfect time of year to spend your morning in a warm coffeehouse, cuddled up with your favorite brew. Everyone has their favorite neighborhood place, and we want to know where we should check out next. Is it a brand-new shop like Kitchen House Coffee, or an oldie but goodie like Meshuggah?

See also: Best Coffeehouse - RISE Coffee House

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Goshen Coffee Opens Tasting Room at 4 Hands Brewery

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Goshen Coffee is strictly wholesale, but it has been hosting periodic popups this summer at 4 Hands Brewing Co. (1220 South Eighth Street; 314-436-1559). Goshen, which began in 2009, has announced that it will open a permanent tasting room at the brewery, which is just finishing up its own expansion project.

See also: Chef's Choice: Matt Herren, 222 Artisan Bakery and Goshen Coffee

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Rise Coffee Offering Free Java to Journalists Covering Ferguson Protests

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Rise Coffee in the Grove

This week has been pretty crazy, and unless you've been living under a rock, you know why. Luckily, last night's protests in Ferguson were peaceful, but this thing isn't over. There are many journalists, concerned citizens and out-of-town media covering Ferguson, and that means makeshift offices and workspaces. If you need somewhere to go, try Rise Coffee House (4180 Manchester Avenue) in the Grove.

See also: 5 Ferguson Restaurants You Should Visit This Week

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Blueprint Coffee Collaborates with Local Photographer for Short Film

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Outside Blueprint Coffee. | Nancy Stiles

Blueprint Coffee (6225 Delmar Boulevard; 314-266-6808) brews hand-made coffee every day in the Loop under the principle of "beauty in precision." St. Louis photographer Andrew Koh first worked with the collaborative brewers while taking an advertising course at Washington University. After doing some design work for Blueprint, he and Marcus Stabenow decided to cap it off with a documentary short in collaboration with Sprudge, a coffee news site.

See also: First Look: Blueprint Coffee in the Loop

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The Living Room and Art House Coffees to Take Over Black Cat Theatre

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The future Living Room on Sutton.

When Art House Coffees started roasting out of the back of an art studio in Maplewood four years ago, the focus wasn't really on coffee. It was started as an arm of Bridges Support Services to give jobs to people with disabilities or barriers to employment. Soon, though, the coffee started selling like crazy at farmers' markets across the city -- now it's time for a real space to showcase Art House's brews.

See also: Rise Coffee to Hit the Streets with a Food Truck This Fall

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Park Avenue Coffee Partners with Yelp St. Louis for Small Batch Coffee

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Park Avenue Coffee in Lafayette Square. | Google Street View

There is now such a thing as Yelp coffee. Park Avenue Coffee (417 North Tenth Street; 314-231-5282) has partnered with the customer review site for a promotion called "Missouri Made" and is offering a special, small batch brew in all three of its cafes for the month of June.

See also: Park Avenue Coffee Opening Third Location on the Hill

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MOFU Tofu Collaborates With Sump Coffee to Create Ramen Pop-Up Restaurant

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MOFU products. | Holly Fann

MOFU stands for Missouri tofu, but it does more than just the vegetarian-meat alternative. The homegrown tofu company is now collaborating with Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) this summer for several ramen pop-ups. The first is this weekend, May 31. We talked to MOFU co-owner Daniel Brewer about the partnership.

"I think we've been in business for a year, and we're trying to see what the next step is," Brewer tells us. "A place where we can produce the best tofu and sell that to our customers and fans, but also have a place where we can serve really good food that features our product."

See also: Sump Coffee Hosts Pop-Up Brunch with Lulu's Local Eatery

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Flyover Coffee Gets Local Craft Beans to the Masses

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Want Blueprint Coffee but don't want to go to the Loop? No problem. | Nancy Stiles

Much like its craft beer, St. Louis has enjoyed a bit of a craft coffee renaissance lately. Roasters like Sump, Blueprint, Stringbean and more are developing hand-crafted coffees that make Starbucks taste like hot water. One problem, though: Unless you're getting Kaldi's, you'll probably have to drive across town to get the coffee of your choice. Eric Wilkinson of Flyover Coffee feels your pain.

See also: Sump Coffee Expands Hours to Try Experimental Brews

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Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Pairs Felines With Coffee Lovers

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Cat lovers made headlines last week when Purina sponsored America's first-ever cat cafe in New York City. New Yorkers sipped java and cuddled cats from the North Shore Animal League. Surprisingly, Tenth Life, a stray-cat rescue organization here in St. Louis, had already been planning its own collaboration. The pop-up Kitty Cafe will open at Tenth Life's storefront at 3200 Cherokee Street on Thursday, May 8.

See also: Cats Lure Humans Into the Bowery with Promises of Cuddles and Free Cappuccinos

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