If you've come to see us already at Muddy's Midtown this week, you've probably already noticed something different. Actually, a lot of things different. There's so much new and exciting awesome happening at the Grind House (the coffee bar inside Muddy's Midtown), that I can't even. I will start with the first thing most will see.
a brand new coffee menu
Don't worry, your old favorites are still here. Our new coffee menu simply offers you even more options plus a whole lot of improvements to our classic drink options (stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn more about our new drink offerings, or come taste them for yourself)! When we opened our second Muddy's location in Midtown in 2014, we gnomies approached the exciting new territory of coffee with a learning mindset. We've been sure to keep that mindset alive over the past two years, seeking comments and suggestions from you, our valuable customers, and learning from both our successes as well as our mistakes.
One of the main differences you'll see in our new and improved coffee menu is the tweaks to recipes to bring them closer in alignment to traditional ratios for the best possible flavor balance. We loved our classic drinks before, but oh my stars! We had no idea a latte could taste this good until we tried it made this way!
You may also notice that the price of your go-to beverage may have gone up or down a wee bit. We've carefully corrected our pricing to reflect the true costs of the recipes, as well as to take into consideration some improvements in our beverage sizing. Which is where our second new major improvement comes in ...
brand new coffee cups
Pictured above, clockwise from the front: espresso con panna in the gray cup, a latte in the blue cup, a mocha in the red cup, and a large cappuccino in the green cup.
We are swooning over the colors of our new branded mugs! Beyond their smashing good lucks, we are super excited to introduce our new cups because the sizing allows us to keep the ratios of our regular and large drinks identical and identically delicious. Yay!
But if drip coffee is your thang, you may be wondering ... anything new for me?
two new drip coffees
And finally, it's time for our periodic change in our featured drip roasts!
Bow Truss Coffee Roaster's Canopy Blend ... Our new medium-dark roast is from Bow Truss, a name that's likely familiar to you. We've been so infatuated with their Decaf Brazil Almendras that we've not switched it out for over a year--it's a keeper, for sure! And the Canopy Blend is every bit as a high quality of a brew. The exact origins of the beans vary from season to season, as Bow Truss carefully selects for consistent quality and flavor profile to keep this signature blend an "approachable ... comforting and delectable cup". A rich coffee with hints of dark chocolate, cherry, and peach, this coffee is all you've dreamed a cup of coffee should be: no bitterness allowed.
Blueprint Coffee's Tekton V.3 ... You've also seen the Blueprint name around these parts before: these guys are good too. With notes of chocolate syrup, citrus, florals, and nuts, this blend of sweet Nicaraguan beans with complex Ethiopian varieties combines to create a cup you should plan to refill again and again. The Tekton V.3 tastes familiar yet delightfully interesting and different.
We look forward to seeing you this week at both of our Muddy's locations! We encourage you to pair your coffee with some summertime pie--don't forget, our seasonal menu turnover is just around the corner. Huzzah!