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Nestled in a surging Genesee Street corridor in downtown Buffalo, Overwinter Coffee has made the most of its 375 square feet. The small roaster has soared by attracting the daytime business crowd while simultaneously growing its wholesale operation, retail sales and subscriptions. Overwinter announced Sunday the coffee shop will expand to a second location, in what's pr…

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For workers and residents by Canalside and KeyBank Center, the Harborcenter Tim Hortons has been the primary option for baked goods and coffee. Thanks to Monday's grand opening of Bakery 55, situated in the rear of Labatt House, which also contains Labatt Brew House and the Draft Room, there's now a compelling alternative, replete with fresh bread, giant cookies, a hard…

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For legions of sleepy Buffalonians, coffee is just a drink — albeit a vital one. It’s poured hot and black, with no importance attached to its origin or intricacy of taste. It’s more medicinal than it is experiential. Whether served as a regular, double-double or as an extra large through a drive-through window, it’s a necessity to keep the day rolling. For others li…

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A Lockport man was arrested Tuesday for throwing hot coffee at a fire police volunteer, according to the New York State Police. Luis E. Molina-Roman, 31, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree harassment following an incident on Monday. On Monday, troopers were investigating a collision on Old Beattie Road in Lockport…

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The jolt of caffeine from coffee might be a perk in itself, but it doesn't hurt to have additional incentive with your daily brew(s). Tim Hortons Cafe and Bakeshop returns its popular RRRoll up the Rim promotion on Feb. 6, as customers receive a special cup for medium, large and extra-large coffee, espresso and hot chocolate drinks. The process is simple: roll up the rim …

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Hertel Avenue coffee shop and live music hub Daily Planet Coffee will unveil major changes when it reopens to the public Aug. 24. Owner Mike Caputi explained the business' new approach in a press release, highlighting a new food menu, an international source for coffee, additional sustainable practices and an event partnership. These changes go into effect beginning …

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It wouldn’t be hard to spend a morning that turns into an afternoon and even spills into an evening at the Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe. There is so much to try - and do - at this Clarence mainstay. Welcoming tiki torches and fresh flowers greet you on the way into the brick cafe where two chalkboard signs advertise hours and events in bubbly letters. Open M…

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Churn, the soft-serve ice cream shop from the Lloyd Taco Factory people, reopens April 16 with churro sundaes and cold-brew coffee to tempt customers. At 1501 Hertel Ave., next to the original Lloyd Taco Factory, Churn started dishing up cones and sundaes last year, along with a coffee program developed with West Side roaster Tipico. The new season brings changes inc…

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The Coffee Culture chain may have closed up shop and left town last year, but the culture of coffee is flourishing in Western New York. While corporate caffeine delivery systems like Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ Donuts still dominate local market share and the curated allure of Starbucks is fading like the foam on your flat white, a handful of small and independently owned new…

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Are you dying for some caffeine? Need to kill the urge to fall asleep?Perhaps you’re urn-ing for a latte? Or you need to “wake” up now?Well, get ready to pay your respects to Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery. Because if you think coffee is crucial for you in the morning, it’s going to be a life-or-death venture for Sara Heidinger and Bill Metzger.Pardon us if we’ve bur…

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If you're a coffee lover, Tuesday is your day -- your #NationalCoffeeDay, to be specific. We're compiling a list of local coffee shops that are offering deals in celebration of the day. Public espresso + coffee, 391 Washington St. in Hotel @ the Lafayette: $2 pour-over coffee and 10% off retail coffee and our coffee CSA program. [Read Lizz Schumer's recent exploration i…

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Twenty years ago, grabbing a coffee with friends wasn’t the casual hangout that it has become today. Then Caffe Aroma opened. “When we opened our doors a regular customer used to say, ‘Before Caffe Aroma people in Buffalo thought a cappuccino was Al Pacino’s brother’,” owner Dave Cosentino said in an email interview. Caffe Aroma helped revolutionize how Buffalonians thin…

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Learn how “third wave” coffee enthusiasts treat coffee with all the focus and care that goes into great wines at a March 30 seminar. Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Slow Food chapter, the 6:30 p.m. presentation in Hotel @ the Lafayette, 391 Washington St., will include lecture and tastings. $5 suggested donation. It'll include presentations and samples from Public Espresso…

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Grindhaus Cafe is moving forward. After a slow winter, progress is resuming on Buffalo’s only all-vegetarian restaurant, at 160 Allen St., corner of Park, the old New York Pizzeria. “We were at a construction standstill for the past several months, but we’re finally getting back on track and resuming work this week,” said owner Megan Stewart. “I’ll have running water, isn’…