My name is Sam Johnson and I was never an avid coffee drinker. In fact, I hated coffee. But through baby steps, I have developed an appreciation for the smooth, smokey drink that has lead me through many dreary days.
Still in my youth, I decided the one thing that prevented me from growing up is enjoying coffee. It all began with Biggby. The java was masked with the flavor of liquefied sugar. I took one sip and I realized that adulthood was on its way. I kept moving forward on my coffee journey, introducing more espresso and less artificial flavoring. From Biggby to Speedway, from Speedway to Madcap. Now that was too big of a jump for me. So I dialed it back and went to Strange Matter, located in downtown Lansing, and fell in love. I owe my love of coffee to my friends there.
So here I am, wanting to explore what else this great state has to offer. I have no doubt that I will receive my caffeine drug from baristas with dreads, facial piercings, full sleeves, and bow ties, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Through my “roasts” of their trades I will take you to the various coffeehouses of Michigan from Acme to Zilwaukee.