My co-host Tracy Davis blogged about Northfield’s coffee culture a month or ago (Creativity and the “Coffee Quotient“). Evidently, the Strib’s South section editor, Dennis Buster, read it and it inspired him to pay us a visit. In this week’s editorial: Northfield has an eye-opening number of coffee shops per capita.
It was about 8 a.m. last Tuesday, and as he tended a steady stream of customers in Northfield’s HideAway, manager Craig Stroeing tallied the coffee shops around the town of 18,000. He wound up with six, including three within a block of each other downtown…
I count 7, though the Ole Store’s coffeehouse is temporarily closed, awaiting a new ower. Plus, our population of 18,000 includes college students (approx. 5,000) so one could argue that our per capita is even lower than the 3.3 cited in the article:
- Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place
- Caribou Coffee
- Goodbye Blue Monday
- James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery
- James Gang HideAway
- Ole Store
- Quality Bakery
Are there any coffeehouses on the college campuses?