Groundwork News

Valentine's Day Offering: The Heartbreaker

The Heartbreaker – Signature Tea Beverage

Step up your game this Valentine’s Day with a tall glass of temptation we like to call The Heartbreaker coming to all Groundwork Coffee cafes February 12th. If you can’t make it out to one of our cafes to try our new featured tea beverage, or if you’d simply like to make it at home, look no further.

To make The Heartbreaker, you’ll need Groundwork’s Ti Kwan Yin, Gen Mai Cha, and Mango Flip teas, all of which are available individually and in bulk. Then you’ll need to follow these simple steps:

Ingredients:
3/4 tsp. Ti Kwan Yin
3/4 tsp Gen Mai Cha
1 1/2 tsp Mango Flip
1 tbsp Agave (Optional)

Method (Hot or Cold):
1. Bring water to boil
2. Place teas into tea infuser
3. Add tea infuser to a mug with a couple ice cubes
4. Add boiling water to mug
5. Steep for 4 minutes
6. Add agave to lightly sweeten, if desired
7. Serve hot or pour over ice
8. Enjoy!

Wau, Nessie! Launches at Burnside Brewery

Sure, it might be known as a “wee heavy,” but underestimate it at your own risk. You have been warned: Groundwork Coffee & Burnside Brewing's strong Scottish ale is nothing short of a monster! Summoned from the Scottish Highlands Wau, Nessie! is a hair-raising blend of well-modified malt, roasted barley, and Groundwork Coffee’s certified organic single origin coffee from Wau Co-Op in Papua New Guinea.

Deeply malty and lightly smoky with bold notes of caramel, toffee, hazelnut, and vanilla, it’s nothing short of a full-bodied fireside companion. Wau, Nessie!, indeed.
 
Now featured at Burnside Brewing Co., Portland, Ore.

Introducing Mocabe Lo Sabe

Stormbreaker Brewing Mocabe Lo Sabe

By now you know that everything goes better with Groundwork coffee. That includes beer.

Yes, beloved beer.

With this in mind, we collaborated with a favorite Portland brewery, Stormbreaker, putting one of our delicious single origin coffees behind a brand-new cream ale. The result: Mocabe lo Sabe! (Say it loudly. Say it boldly.)

It’s a seamless marriage of bittersweet chocolate, creamy flaked oats, and our light-roasted coffee MOCABE Mexico. Malt-forward American 2 row barley delivers a round, full wheat body, anchoring the subtle brown sugar sweetness of the coffee, which balances perfectly with NW Cascade and Willamette hops.

Say Hello to The All-Natural Peppermint Mocha

House-Made Peppermint Mocha

 

Contrary to what you might have heard, the best part of the most wonderful time of the year isn’t family . . . or friends . . . or cozy nights spent by a crackling fire.

Those are nice, yes. But the best? Hardly.

That distinction goes to Groundwork’s holiday classic, The All-Natural Peppermint Mocha — a downright addictive, all-natural cup of deliciousness featuring house-made chocolate sauce and organic Holy Kakow Merry Mint Syrup.

That’s right, the best part of the most wonderful time of the year has triumphantly returned. Enjoy!

Groundwork 2017 Holiday Hours

With the holidays upon us, we wanted to let you know that, while we’ll be here to satisfy all of your Groundwork cravings, we’ll also be making small adjustments to café hours that will allow our amazing staff to the season properly.

November 23: All of our cafés will maintain regular business hours, except for 1st Ave. in Portland, which will be closed.

November 24: All of our cafés will close at noon, except for 1st Ave., which will be closed all day.

December 14: We’ll be having our company-wide holiday party. All of our cafés will close at 4:00 pm, except for the following: The Grove will maintain regular business hours, while our Vaughn St., Hawthorne, and 1st Ave. Portland locations will close at 3:00 pm.

December 24: All cafés will close at 4:00 pm, except for the following: The Grove will remain open until 6:00 pm, the Vaughn St. location will close at 2:00 pm, and our Hawthorne, and 1st Ave. Portland locations will close at 3:00 pm.

December 25: All cafés will be closed.

December 31: All cafés will close at 5:00 pm, except for the following: The Grove will remain open until 6:00 pm, our Vaughn St. location will close at 2:00 pm, and our Hawthorne, and 1st Ave. Portland locations will close at 3:00 pm.

January 1: All cafés will open at 8:00 am, except for the following: The Grove will maintain regular business hours, and Groundwork at Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica will open at 10:00 am.