Central America Visit 2016

2016 started with a trip in January to Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Mexico by way of collaboration with coffee growers. This trip was made from several pretty interesting experiences since we traveled by bus from Nicaragua to Mexico. The trip began in Nicaragua where we met  a coffee grower and producer, Jorge Lagos.  Nicaragua is […]

Dolok Sanggul, Sumatra

Going to Indonesia was a huge honor and took a lot of planning, but the time invested is yielding a higher quality product from the producers of Dolok Sanggul. Here are several photos from my visit to Indonesia in May and more information about this coffee is here.

Trickling Spring Field Trip!

Since mid 2014, I had wanted to visit Trickling Springs Creamery, the company that produces our milk and after bringing the idea to a staff meeting and coordinating with Trickling Springs, We at Greenstreet took the day off from regular work and went out to see where our milk comes from that goes in our […]

Ethiopia 2014

Anytime I get a chance to visit a producing group that grows, harvests and mills the cherries to coffee that my company tastes and enjoys, I take that chance. I bring with me the excitement that comes from roasting and hand preparing coffee to the producer who does the growing and processing using their own learned […]

Philadelphia’s Hidden Gems – Greenstreet Coffee?

This is such a great post from the bloggers over at May I Have That Recipe. They’re showcasing some of their favorite spots in Philly. It turns out, the places they picked are some of our favorite places too, like Reading Terminal Market, Yards Brewing Company, and — wait, what? Greenstreet Coffee? Aw, shucks. Well, […]

We’re honored to be named one of Philly’s most sustainable coffee shops by greenphillyblog.com! Here’s what they had to say: Locally roasted, Greenstreet Coffee Co. coffee can be found at the company’s own café and other Philly coffee shops. Green Street Coffee Co. maintains a philosophy of sustainability ensuring fair practices, including direct and transparent […]

Summer Vacation? Don’t Forget the Greenstreet!

Summer time is upon us with all its glory. BBQ’s, block party’s, the beach and traveling. Going away for a vacation can be a breath of fresh air for us all. However if you ever find yourself enjoying vacation but not your morning coffee, here is the fix. After talking with some good friends who […]

Pure Coffee Blog Gives Greenstreet A Perfect Rating

At Greenstreet, we love coffee fanatics. For one thing, we’re coffee fanatics ourselves. That’s why we put the amount of care and attention we do into every step of the coffee making process, from sourcing the best beans in the world, to roasting them ourselves in small batches to bring out their best flavor. That’s […]

Last night, we hosted this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown, a latte art competition where baristas from around the city joined together to compete for a cash prize. Twenty talented people brought their best hearts, rosettas, and tulips. During the competition, everyone in attendance enjoyed Iron Hill Brewery’s Greenstreet Brown Ale which is made using our […]

What’s the Difference Between Coffee Brew Methods?

When you walk into Greenstreet Coffee Co., you can’t miss our display of the wide range of brew methods available for purchase. We understand that this could be a bit intimidating to some. You might be thinking, “Don’t they all do the same thing…brew coffee?” This is true, but from the French Press Pot to […]

Making the Perfect Cold Brew Coffee

Everyone loves a good iced coffee once the weather gets warm. Here at Greenstreet, our iced coffee is never hot, which means it’s never bitter. We have two methods that we use to make our cold brew coffee: Toddy and the Kyoto. When you come to our cafe for your iced coffee fix, we generally […]

Picture this. A small space on Alter Street in Philadelphia with white brick walls, shelves of bagged coffee ready to be delivered, pallets of burlap bags filled with green coffee awaiting the roaster, and a sole Ambex roaster where the Greenstreet magic happens. This is where days are dedicated to sustainability, transparency, and quality coffee. […]

Greenstreet Coffee Co. Brew School = SUCCESS!

This past Wednesday, we held our first coffee brewing class here at 11th and Spruce. Greenstreet Coffee Co. Brew School is our new series of classes in which we teach YOU how to brew Greenstreet coffee by some less conventional methods. Our first class was “Full Immersion 101” covering French Presses and Vacuum Siphons. It […]

#MyGreenstreet Instagram Contest

Care for a free drink? We thought so. Follow us on Instagram @greenstreetcoffee and tag pics of you having fun at our cafe or brewing Greenstreet coffee at home with #MyGreenstreet for a chance to win a free espresso drink. Get creative and share your personal Greenstreet experience with us! One winner will be announced […]

New and Exciting: Greenstreet Coffee Co. Brew School

  So we’re trying something new here at Greenstreet Coffee Co. and we want you to join in. We’re getting down to the nitty gritty of home brewing with our beloved customers and its called Greenstreet Coffee Co. Brew School. Beginning this month, we’re offering brew classes where you can come in, sample several of […]

Greenstreet at Relay for Life

Last Saturday night, Greenstreet ventured out to Relay for Life at Jefferson University. Since Relay is an overnight event, we showed up later in the evening to keep the participants well caffeinated. A portion of all proceeds we raised during the event were donated to the American Cancer Society. At Greenstreet, we’re not just about […]

What the Hermiston?!

A man came into the cafe the other day asking for our darkest, boldest coffee hand brewed. This is a request we get a lot over here at Greenstreet Coffee Co., so we decided to share our thoughts on this with you. What we love about the diversity of coffee is that there’s a roast […]

Coffee 101: The 10 Steps to Coffee

Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth after oil. It’s obvious that humans love black liquids, whether they’re fueling our cars or our bodies. The fact of the matter is, most Americans who are used to waking up with Folgers in their cup are pretty far removed from the coffee process. Do you […]

We got what you Need…to brew Awesome Coffee!

Over here at GreenStreet we have everything you need to brew the perfect cup at home. We currently offer 10+ pieces you can mix and match to make your kitchen set up complete. Here’s a taste: Chemex (8 or 6 cup): Brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. Invented by a chemist, also […]

Mexico & El Salvador origin trip 2014

In Mexico, I arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas to the Central Highland region of Chiapas to visit producing group Union Majomut. This group of over 1,000 members in 35 different communities grows our organic certified Mexican, Chiapas coffee. Their primary office is located in San Cristobal de las Casas and here I met the […]

It’s a new day for Coffee in Philadelphia

For some time now, coffee in Philadelphia has received more national attention than it ever has over the last 15 years. This is attention is well deserved.   Think about 2004, just 10 years ago. What the best cup of coffee you could buy in Philadelphia…the best tasting? People may argue Starbucks, La Columbe, perhaps […]

Craft Coffee, What does it mean?

Craft coffee, specialty coffee, third wave coffee; whatever the term used to describe it, it is open to interpretation. This is not a startling revelation, but it is interesting to see this interpretation expressed through execution. Some cafes have syrups; some have only manual brew methods. Some make chai from scratch; some use a packaged […]