Especially for Lutherans, a multi-gallon percolator of weak Butter-Nut is almost as much a part of the weekly ritual as the bread and wine of Holy Communion. In an interesting and innovative move—which, one hopes, will be widely copied—Downtown Milwaukee's Grace Lutheran Church has forever banished the powdered nondairy creamer and built its own state-of-the-art coffee lounge.
Called the Grace Place, the cozy cafe has been refreshing worshippers since the new Grace Center building opened this spring. The Place serves Stone Creek drip coffee, of the same quality and strength one would receive in a Stone Creek store. A cursory glance behind the counter revealed a high-end Keurig machine for tea, with several varieties of Celestial Seasonings K-Cups on hand. A Rancilio espresso machine was recently installed.
Grace Lutheran Church staff have this exciting update:
COFFEE LOUNGE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: The Grace Place Coffee Lounge has been licensed to open to the public! On Tuesday, October 30 we will begin selling coffees and teas at very reasonable prices, this includes all the popular menu items like lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, chai, and more. Only cash and checks will be accepted, not credit or debit cards. After October 30 Grace Place will be open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wi Fi will continue to be available. Join us for our grand opening on Saturday, November 3 or Sunday, November 4 from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Music, giveaways, Wi Fi, and food will all be part of the fun. Bring your friends!