Thank You

Thank You

We are a coffee shop, a roastery, and a community. We get to make and serve coffee every single day. We love what we do -- and we could never do it without you. 

We are so thankful for you, for buying our coffee, for smiling and knowing our names. Thank you for joining our community. We are thankful for you.

 We also asked each of our baristas what they were thankful for.

Again, thank you. 

Schooled: How Two Vanderbilt Students Are Changing the Way We Talk About Coffee

Schooled: How Two Vanderbilt Students Are Changing the Way We Talk About Coffee

CREMA and Vanderbilt are both committed to education (though we, at the moment, have fewer Pulitzer Prize winners on staff). Another thing we have in common? Coffee.

In 1999, Vanderbilt founded the Institute for Coffee Studies, a division of the University Medical Center focused on researching the medical effects of coffee. The Institute expanded its scope in 2007 (the year before CREMA was born) to encompass the "historical, literary, sociological, and economic importance" of coffee.

A Night About Coffee

A Night About Coffee

Over 300 people filled the Belcourt to experience A Film About Coffee, Brandon Loper's gorgeous film that tells the simple but wildly complex story of coffee. Viewers watched as Loper's camera soared above mountainous coffee farms in Honduras and Rwanda, their visual trek guided by farmers, roasters, baristas, and longtime coffee professionals. The film framed the story of coffee in an exceptional way, reminding viewers just how many people, all across the globe, are behind an exceptional cup of coffee.

MYTH: Espresso Has More Caffeine Than Drip Coffee

MYTH: Espresso Has More Caffeine Than Drip Coffee

If you’ve been with us on the CREMA blog this week, you know we’re not much for myths. Once, we even confiscated the Mythology textbook of an innocent Belmont student and crammed it in a burr grinder (take that, myths!). For this, our final myth-bust of a three-part series, we dropkick one of our most-heard wives tales. Warning: either way, you’re going to get a buzz.

MYTH: Coffee Is Bad For You

MYTH: Coffee Is Bad For You

This is a classic myth, right up there with the one about Zeus and the dolphin goddess.

And like any good myth, it’s false. Coffee is actually good for you.

The coffee-is-bad narrative emerged decades ago, when poor research failed to account for other unhealthy lifestyle choices that can but of course don’t necessarily go along with drinking coffee (namely: smoking and drinking). Of course people who drank coffee were dying sooner: they were also drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.

Meet the Farmer and After Party

Meet the Farmer and After Party

You know about A Film About Coffee, the stunning and esteemed coffee documentary from director Brandon Loper. We’ll join with the Belcourt, and the entire Nashville coffee community to host a screening of the film on September 15.

We plan on scarfing popcorn out of Chemexes and guzzling sodas out of half-gallon carafes, all while viewing this groundbreaking documentary. (Won’t you join us? Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 22 at 10am!)

A Film About Coffee

A Film About Coffee

Does popcorn pair well with coffee? Looks like we’re about to find out.

CREMA--and the entire Nashville coffee community--will host a screening of A Film About Coffee, a gorgeous, sprawling, and, dare we say, bold coffee bio-pic.

The film will premiere at the Belcourt on September 15, at 7:15 p.m (doors at 6:45). Tickets will be on sale here for $10.

After the screening, CREMA is thrilled to be hosting Miguel and Guillermo Menendez, our esteemed coffee farmers and friends from El Salvador. This chance to meet a real coffee farmer will be free to all guests--the after party and Q-&-A session will be held following the film, at CREMA.

What Inspires Us: Dozen Bakery

What Inspires Us: Dozen Bakery

A dozen years ago, Claire Meneely emerged from the culinary school oven, fresh and warm and eager to bake. After years of getting her hands doughy in San Francisco, and learning from the best in Paris, Claire returned home--to Nashville. In her hometown--which she never thought she’d return to--her pop-up holiday cookie store become Dozen Bakery. The story just gets sweeter from there. We emailed with Claire, Dozen’s owner and baker, last week.