Bull Run Coffee Bar
33rd and Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
The summer in Minneapolis is on the turnaround towards the home stretch, but it hasn’t stopped anyone in town from getting out and enjoying these last few weeks before Fall hits. This called for a place that I knew would have some fresh air flowing through the store, and Bull Run’s atmosphere definitely fits in well for these sunny days. Bull Run Coffee is leaning towards the boutique feel of coffee shops and concentrating on specialty coffee that starts from the beginning at the farming and harvesting, all the way throug until the barista is preparing your drink with some impressive latte art. In this case, I chose to get a taste of their locally roasted coffee from Papua New Guinea. It was prepared with the Hario pour over method and if you are a regular customer to some of these specialty shops in town, you need to try a pour over method sometime. It is brewed and prepared within a few minutes and there are amazing differences in flavor compared to your normal drip tasting coffee. This cup specifically to me had some bright fruity flavors and ended the last few ounces with a zesty, lemony taste. Granted, those are pretty general terms when it comes to barista “flavor profiles”, but there’s times when I don’t want to sit there and suckle on my coffee to pick out if its a red fruit, grapefruit or what not. The cup of coffee was delicious and I was for sure on that. Not to mention, I was completely unaware of their amazing sandwiches they had for sale there. I forgot to catch a glance where they were provided from, but I finished off my afternoon with a taste of their mozzarella and tomato basil sandwich and called it a day.