By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Mar 01, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Milwaukee brews some great coffee.  From Alterra to Anodyne and Stone Creek Coffee to Valentine and more, we're blessed with some great beans, great local ownership and quality places to sip our joe.  

Zagat's new list called "The United States of Caffeine 50 States, 50 Must-Try Coffee Shops," toasts the coffee culture in our country but only one local roaster makes the grade.  

Alterra Coffee was selected as the Wisconsin representative and Zagat says this about Alterra, "This coffee shop and roasting plant opened in Milwaukee in 1994, after the owners, three friends with a hankering for good joe, decided their city needed quality coffee. It helps that they also strove to make sure their beans had a level of sustainability and were fairly gained from growers; plus, many of their blends are Rainforest Alliance certified and organic. Now, Alterra has expanded its operation to over a dozen cafes, each serving the freshly roasted, high-quality coffees that made them popular to begin with."

Read the entire list here.  

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.