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Space Time Coffee - The Origin Story

Founded in 1904 by German immigrants recently settled in Milwaukee, WI, with the sole purpose of bringing high quality artisinal coffee to their new hometown community. Passed down through six generations...

Nah, just kidding!

Space Time Coffee was founded in an effort to make high quality coffee accessible to as many people as possible without fuss or pretense. And to provide a space where artists, weirdos, and fellow coffee lovers can go to feel connected and inspired. Coffee, to me, is about art and connection. Taking much inspiration from Anthony Bourdain, as the founder/roaster//barista/and everything else person, I want to share the experience of what I'm creating directly with the people and community consuming it, as often as possible. Keeping things small and direct allows me to do exactly that!  

By design, Space Time Coffee is a small scale, made to order, micro-roaster. The aim is to keep things straightforward, to consistently offer light, medium, and dark roast options, utilizing coffees intrinsically suited to the individual roast levels. The coffees offered will change periodically as fresh crop becomes available seasonally. Specialized, limited release offerings will also be available from time to time. The highest precedent is placed on ethically and equitably sourced green coffees, and an attention to detail in roasting that results in a cup you're sure to enjoy!


Beyond coffee, Space Time Coffee strives to actively engage in the local community and the support of independent artists, especially those working outside the norm. Why this keen interest in artists and fringe culture? As Space Time Coffee's founder, my own background is in the arts. My career began in ballet as a professional dancer. Parallel to this were a steady stream of music projects, some ridiculous, some serious, ranging from glam punk to avant-garde. As a freelance artist I worked on mixed discipline performance pieces and enjoyed life on the fringe festival circuit. Throughout this time I also worked extensively as a barista, growing my knowledge and appreciation of coffee, as well as the ins and outs of the industry.

Today my top professional priorities are creativity, independence, connection, COFFEE, and the active engagement in a community of independent artists/makers/creators - with Space Time Coffee being the ultimate realization of this!

This is coffee by and for all the DIYers, creative types, and lovely weirdos carving their own path in this crazy world!

To learn more, just stop by the cafe and say hello!

    Make art. Be weird. Drink coffee! 

    Adam - Space Time Coffee founder / roaster / coffee & avant-garde enthusiast.

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