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Can Chicago’s Independent Coffee Shops Bounce Back? Cafes Cut Hours As They Struggle

CHICAGO — Some cafes that have long served as neighborhood gathering spots are being forced to reduce their hours, close locations or raise prices to stay afloat amid ongoing pandemic and economic challenges.

Some are facing shortages of ingredients or have seen fewer customers since COVID-19 hit, while others struggle to hire enough employees to staff the cafe.

“It’s like we’re losing public spaces,” said Soren Spicknall, a cafe lover from South Pullman. “Cafes are so social, and it’s interesting to see a lot of folks, like myself, experiencing work days that have become more atomized and more individual because

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Ask A LocalFavorite Coffee Shops | Visit Lancaster


If you’re looking to start your day with a morning brew, or searching for that midday pick-me-up, there are countless coffee shops to choose from in Lancaster County. Here are a few to try:

Coffee and Cream – 101 N. Front St., Columbia

Whether you’re in Columbia to learn how they make ice cream at Turkey Hill Experience or to enjoy one of the many scenic hiking trails in the area, I highly recommend starting or ending your day at Coffee and Cream. Located just off the Columbia exit, this winsome café offers hearty food, to-go snacks, coffee

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These 3 New Coffee Shops are Now Open In Phoenix

Three new coffee shops have opened in metro Phoenix, adding to a growing coffee scene that keeps us sipping, fully caffeinated, and refreshed throughout the sunny days.

Berdena’s, a cozy coffee shop with two Old Town Scottsdale locations, opened its third cafe in north central Phoenix.

Caffe Vita, a Seattle-born cafe and roastery, debuted its first Arizona location near Fifth Avenue and McDowell Road. Mis Raíces Café, a new family-run coffee spot, opened its doors in the arts district of Grand Avenue.

Here’s what to expect at Phoenix’s newest coffee destinations.

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The pastries are picture-perfect at Berdena’s.

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As coffee prices skyrocket, local coffee shops struggle with financial burden

WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Coffee lovers are in for a rude awakening as coffee prices are on the rise.

“Coffee is, on the world market, it’s the second-largest commodity. It’s traded next to petroleum,” said Yvonne Andresen.

Andresen is the owner of The Blend in Washington. She said she first noticed a spike in prices back in April 2021.

“It soared to a five-year high,” Andresen said.

The hike in prices has plenty of causes. The market is primarily controlled by Brazil, responsible for 30% of global coffee exports. Brazil experienced a severe drought, the “worst dry spell in

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Specialty coffee shops and cafes are opening around downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has many great options for grabbing a cup of joe, and soon, coffee fans will have four new options to try.

One stylish cafe, open inside the MonOrchid building on Roosevelt Row, features decor inspired by both Tulum, Mexico, and the Scandinavian region of northern Europe.

A Portland, Oregon, transplant has taken up residence on Grand Avenue, and on the other side of Central Avenue, a new Arizona-themed coffee shop is scheduled to open near Margaret T. Hance Park later this summer. 

And fans of crepes rejoice: A local coffee and crepe chain is expanding to a bungalow

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