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The Black Bourbon

Bourbon Coffee Cocktails with Groundwork

Coffee lovers! Bourbon lovers! Rejoice! Once again, Groundwork’s very own R&D team has been pulling late nights in the lab. This time, they’ve emerged with a little something special that blends our brand-new Big Shot espresso and Bulleit Bourbon into one fine cocktail. Just in time for your New Year’s festivities, we give you The Black Bourbon. Enjoy! (We have a feeling you will . . .)

• 2oz. (double shot) Big Shot espresso
• ½oz. Maple Syrup
• 1oz. Bulleit Bourbon
• 1oz. heavy cream
• Ice cubes - for shaker & glass
• Dash of freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Put all ingredients (besides nutmeg) into cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Pour over ice in lowball/rocks glass.
  4. Lightly dust with fresh nutmeg.

Yields a 5oz. cocktail

Happy Hour!

Happy hour time at Groundwork PNW!

Are you in the mood for a handcrafted beverage or freshly baked pastry? Well, if it’s 4:00 pm and you’re in Portland, you’re also in luck. Every day, beginning at 4:00, it’s happy hour at your local Groundwork Coffee. We’ll be offering $1.00 off your favorite drinks and half off baked goods. And while that offer doesn’t include bottled beverages, we’re confident that you’ll find plenty of deliciousness. So, dig in and enjoy!

Renegade Craft Fair: Holiday Edition

On Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, join us at Renegade Craft Fair in Grand Park in Downtown L.A. We'll be serving specialty coffee drinks including our brand-new Peppermint Mocha, Tipu's Chai Lattes, and house-made pastries. For your holiday shopping needs, we will (of course) also be offering certified organic coffee beans, in particular Holiday Blend 2016 and Ethiopia METAD. Come find us at Booth #31, right next to the Christmas Tree. See you this weekend!

Groundwork Presents: Night at the Movies!

Groundwork Coffee on Hawthorne presents . . . Night at the Movies! Throughout December, we’ll be screening some of your all-time favorite flicks, from curious holiday classics to glorious cinematic mishaps to a Bruce Willis hostage film. Yes, there’ll be plenty of delicious seasonal drinks, including our peppermint mocha and gingerbread latte. Better yet, they’ll be $1 off. Why are we doing this, you ask? Because nothing says, “Happy holidays!” quite like a broken down shell of a man in a Santa suit. Happy holidays!

Screenings begin at 6:00 pm sharp:

Saturday, December 3: Elf/National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Saturday, December 10: Home Alone/Bad Santa

Sunday, December 11: Troll 2

Saturday, December 17: Jingle All the Way/Die Hard

Sunday, December 18: The Room

Friday, December 23: Scrooged/Gremlins

New Grab-n-Go Program in L.A.

New Grab and Go Food Line at Groundwork Coffee Co.

Our grab-n-go program is built around an eclectic, convenient, healthy menu for people on the go. All-natural meats, organic produce, and locally sourced ingredients are incorporated whenever possible. Ultimately, we believe that good-for-you food doesn't have to gouge your wallet; all of our grab-n-go snacks and lunches are priced under $10! Now our guests can grab their morning coffee and a lunch to take back to the office, or out on the road, while feeling great about its nutritional content and their bottom line.

But enough with what our grab-n-go menu is all about. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Curry Chicken Sandwich — all-natural chicken, curry powder, vegenaise, spinach, tomato, red onion, semolina bread 

Tuna and Cranberry — tuna, Japanese mayo, avocado, celery, pickles, sprouts, tomato, spinach, cranberries, semolina bread 

Red Quinoa Salad — red quinoa, black beans, red bell pepper, roasted corn, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, olive oil, lime, garlic, cumin, cayenne, salt (VG, GF) 

Kale and Red Bean Salad — tuscan kale, kidney beans, red onion, olive oil, tahini, lemon, garlic, sea salt (VG, GF) 

Hummus Bowl — edamame hummus, broccoli, cucumber, cherry tomato, edamame, quinoa, arugula, radish, chipotle vinaigrette (VG, GF) 

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Bowl — quinoa, black beans, romaine, spinach, roasted corn, pico de gallo, all-natural chicken, pepitas, cilantro avocado dressing (GF)