The world of coffee can be daunting. The plethora of brew methods, drink sizes and flavor shots combined with endless options of low-fat, 1/2 caf., no foam and skinny lattes is enough to keep many people away from specialty coffee. At J. Arthur’s, we would like to offer a different coffee experience than is typical in most fast-paced coffee environments. We want to provide our community with coffee beverages they will enjoy without compromising on the essentials: coffee beans and dairy.
Coffee: Coffee is similar to wine. Each coffee farm produces beans with very unique, interesting flavor profiles. These flavors and aromas can only be enjoyed if the coffee is not overshadowed by the ‘roast’ during the roasting process. At J. Arthur’s, we try to focus on Single Origin (SO) coffees (unblended coffee) which each have their own unique characteristics. However, we understand that many people really enjoy the chocolaty sweetness of darker roasts and so we gladly offer a selection of both.
Dairy: The use of whole milk in coffee beverages is becoming more and more common these days. At J. Arthur’s we primarily use whole milk and offer skim milk for our low-fat option. We believe that only the highest quality diary will produce the highest quality coffee beverages. We are committed to using grass-fed, organic dairy, produced by local, family owned and operated farms.
Traditional Italian Beverages: Many have asked: ”What is a Cortado?” ”Why are your Cappuccinos so small?” ”Why does the espresso taste so different?” ”Why aren’t there a variety of sizes to choose from?” While there are many different avenues we could take in regards to sizes and customizations, sometimes the best option is the simplest. We offer a selection of “traditional” Italian-based drinks that focus more on the espresso than on flavor shots. We hope you will try these beverages with an open mind. We really think they taste good and we hope you will, too.
Espresso Ristretto – A short sweet double shot
Macchiato - A double shot with a dollop of milk
Cortado – A double shot with an equal portion of milk
Cappuccino – A 5.5 oz. Italian style cappuccino
Americano- Espresso with water
Latte- A double shot with steamed milk
Flavored Latte- A latte with added flavor
Miel- A honey cinnamon latte – We use Ames Farm honey
Mocha- A latte with chocolate syrup and whipped cream
Coffee & Tea
Drip Brew- Batch brewed coffee
Pourover- Precision brewed to order
French Press- One of the most common alternative brew methods, French Press produces a heavy-bodied brew
Chemex for 2- 20 oz. brewed to order – the Chemex produces a mellowed brew with mitigated bitterness
Tea- We offer 32 varieties of teas from TeaSource, a locally owned tea company. We pride ourselves with having one of the largest selections of tea for a coffee shop in the Twin Cities!
Soup & Sandwiches,
Muffins, Crossiants, & Other Baked Goods
J. Arthur’s offers a selection of soups and sandwiches. Freshly made, our sandwiches are available in half or full sizes.