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FEB-MAR 2019

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the drive-through in 2015 after being approached by folks at the local university. You can get the same excellent coffee drinks at the drive- through—a converted bank building—as you can at Seth's standalone store, which serves Intelligentsia coffee and Kilogram teas. If you're driving, you can make a day of drinking coffee in Appleton and nearby townships. Head on over to Timshel Café in Neenah, where they serve Kickapoo Coffee and focus on classic French pastries. Next, stop by All Seasons Coffeehouse, a space dedicated to offering fresh, seasonal, and local goods to the folks of Appleton while slinging coffee from their neighbors at Ruby Coffee. End your day at Tempest Coffee Collective, a Spyhouse wholesale account that serves up traditional espresso drinks and manual brews alongside signature concoctions like a pistachio latte or a dream soda—made with a spice syrup, Hon- duran cold brew, tonic, lime, and ginger. Southwest of Appleton is Oshkosh, which was once known as "The Sawdust Capital of the World" for the number of lumber yards that called the city home. Now it's home to a number of small cafés for its 60,000 residents, including The Howard. The Howard is an event space, but it houses a small, well-designed café that serves Ruby. You can grab a drip coffee or a beet mocha (made with espresso, beet juice, chocolate, and your choice of milk) while you bowl a few frames. The bowling alley, located in the basement of The Howard, also boasts a creative bar program for after you finish your coffee. Another of Wisconsin's notable attributes is its cycling cul- ture. Wisconsin has repeatedly been named one of the most bike-friendly states in the nation, and it's not uncommon to see folks opt for two-wheeled modes of transportation over cars or buses. In Eau Claire, you can meet your friends for a ride at SHIFT Cyclery and Coffee Bar. Enjoy an espresso after a ride or pick up some gear—coffee-or bike-related—while sampling coffee from SHIFT's rotating list of roasters. La Crosse is another bike-friendly town just a few hours south of Eau Claire, and you can ride into The Root Note, a popular neigh- borhood spot that hosts jazz nights, open mics, and community movie events. La Crosse is known as The Driftless Region, and Root Note is a space for creatives and artists to come together and explore their Omakase menus and playlist-inspired drinks are the norm at Discourse Coff ee in Sister Bay, Door County. Billed as a "liquid workshop," the shop is staff ed by baristas determined to serve coff ee in new and innovative ways, borrowing from global cuisines to create artistic coff ee experiences for their guests. 40 barista magazine

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