Lansing’s Westside just got a little more
European. A 1,200 square foot coffee shop, Brewster’s Beanery, recently
opened on West Saginaw, bringing a little European flair to the area.
According to excerpts from the article:
Beanery has the European coffee lounge look. The 2,100-square-foot
space includes a fireplace surrounded by leather chairs, a waterfall,
booths and tall bistro tables and outdoor seating when the weather gets
nice. Along with coffee, they serve paninis, bagels, scones,
croissants, muffins, wraps and salads.
like European coffee lounges, Brewster’s baristas are well trained.
Manager Jason Westenbroek, a member of the Barista Guild, trains
baristas in pulling shots of espresso, steaming and foaming perfect
milk and tasting coffees from several different areas of the world.
baristas have to pull their own shots and tamp their own beans, which
makes the shots perfect, so each latte or mocha at the store is the
best it can be,” Brim said.
Westenbrock’s specialties include the popular latte art. “In the
finishing touch with the whip, he makes flowers and other designs in
the lattes (a heart is a favorite, but there are also designs like
flowers),” Brim said. “I want a visit here to be an event.”
also plans to host events at the shop, and has planned her first
book-signing event with local children’s book author Judith Wade on
“We have large, open space,
because I wanted to bring in groups for meetings, and we can arrange
special hours for any other groups that would like to meet here,” Brim
Brewster’s Beanery, 6003 W. Saginaw Highway,
Lansing. Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Sunday. (517) 886-6300.
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