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Kickapoo Coffee is less than a month old, and it's already garnering national attention.

Kickapoo Coffee named among best coffee shops in U.S. by Gear Patrol

An article published today by Gear Patrol named one of Milwaukee's newest coffee shops one of the 25 best in America.

With regard to the criteria used to choose the "best of" list, Gear Patrol notes that "The coffee shops on this list are ones that we either have frequented personally (at some point) or are inspired to, thanks to their roasting methods, sourcing philosophies, ambience and, most of all, the artisanal coffee that comes with a story."

Kickapoo, which launched its first cafe at in Milwaukee's Third Ward on Dec. 19, definitely has a story to tell. From its thoughtfully acquired and roasted beans to its commitment to the environment, which includes a solar-powered roastery, it's one coffee shop in town that's setting itself apart from the crowd.

The Gear Patrol's list includes numerous notable cafes, including Angry Catfish, a shop in Minneapolis which combines a bicycle shop with a cafe and Speckled Ax in Portland, Ma. which specializes in wood-roasted organic coffee.

"[American consumers want]... a coffee with a story," the article reads. "They want to know where the beans were sourced from, how they're farmed, where they're roasted and how they're brewed. The modern coffee consumer doesn't mind paying a few dollars more and waiting a few extra minutes for a cup of coffee made with quality beans and attention to detail – and there's no shortage of coffee shops up to the task."


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