I haven’t quite grasped what the weather in Minneapolis this summer is trying to tell us, but the gloomy overhang and the random rain sprinkles made it suitable to go get a quality made espresso drink. Dogwood Coffee located in Calhoun Square is doing just that in South Minneapolis. Concentrating on specialty coffee with it’s own niche of up to 6 single origin coffees made by the cup, and a simple and straight forward espresso menu. They also offer a public cupping of their locally roasted coffee every Thursday at 7:00pm. There is a sign up list available at the shop as well as information on their website on how to attend a cupping.
The latte art on my drink was utterly perfect, and you can tell the time and effort that has been placed in the baristas at Dogwood to advancing their craft. The presentation of the drink wasn’t the only impressive aspect, as the taste and consistency shined through to the end of my glass. The flavor of the espresso was smooth and made a perfect match together with the locally sourced dairy they use by Autumnwood Farms out of Forest Lake, MN. Dogwood is unique set up in a busy part of town, and it is great to see a shop utilizing that to their full advantage and serving specialty coffee drinks.