The world doesn't need another café. You know this. We know this. And yet, here we are. Why? Because what the world does need is connection.
People are busy. We spend a majority of our days bumping into one another without noticing. Our eyes are on phones and our noses in laptops, working, staying busy, and attempting some semblance of relationship. Truth is, we're not actually connecting at all. Not authentically. We believe that people need a more genuine type of contact... Something real.
Public Square is a place for exactly that: a place to see and be seen, a place to hear and be heard, and a place to serve and be served. We will do this in three ways: coffee, culture, and cause.
If we're going to brew coffee, we want to do it right. Public Square is a local-family owned specialty coffee roaster spotlighting delicious direct-trade coffees sourced by some of the best growers and farmers from around the world. Also, we feature our own curated artisanal teas and many in-house food options like our famous fresh-baked scones and assorted flavored butters. On top off that we're partnering with the most talented and friendly baristas we can find to serve and educate customers at the highest standards. Every drink is crafted, brewed to specifications demanded by top-tier recipes.
When Do You Roast?
All of the coffee for our cafes, wholesale, and online, are roasted to order and shipped on Mondays & Wednesdays. So, pick a day, because every day is a holiday when coffee is heading your way.
Is My Coffee Fresh?
Like so many things in the specialty coffee industry, “fresh” is a relative term. Typically, you will receive your coffee 3-7 days from the roast date. Although we believe our coffee is optimal 2-5 weeks after roast, It will be ready to brew and drink as soon as it arrives. So, it’s up to you. We will send it to you fresh, brew it like you stole it.
How often do you switch out your coffee offerings?
We are carefully curating coffee for you on a quarterly basis. We believe in quality over quantity. We will usually focus on 3-5 coffee offerings that we are excited about- roast them, send them, and then hope our excitement makes a damn good cup of coffee.
Is your coffee Fair Trade?
Well, thank you for asking. Short answer: Yes, no, l mean, well kinda? Long answer: We will assume you are someone who cares about your fellow human if you’re asking this question. With that in mind, we care too, and no, we are not typically Fair Trade. Instead, we are usually direct trade. Fair Trade is commonly a license that is given to corporations that can afford the licensing. Your average small private farm, on the other hand, is not usually doing the volume to justify the license. We deal with distributors and farmers directly that are supporting these farmers with fair trade requirements, that often can actually exceed Fair Trade prices. In summary, we want to do the right thing, whether it’s officially Fair Trade or not.
Is your coffee Organic?
Well, see question #4. The answer is similar, but referring to Certified Organic, rather than pesticide free.
What The Heck Man?!
E-commerce is supposed to be easy, right? Eyah, sometimes technology doesn’t serve us well. When it doesn’t, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to remedy any of your ordering frustrations to the best of our abilities, as quick as possible, so you can get right back to loving technology again.