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Grounds For Celebration

2709 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
5152554863 map of location
Monday:  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday:  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday:  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday:  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday:  6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday:  7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
George Rivera-Davis, Des Moines native and creator/owner of Grounds for Celebration, has been in the coffee business for more than 15 years. “The first time I drank a good cup of coffee. . .well, my uncle grows coffee in Panama and he had a bumper crop one year. He roasts his own beans on an open fire in a big cast iron cauldron and stirs it with a big paddle that looks like a boat oar. He sent us some of this coffee and we brewed it up one morning. I drank that and said, WOW, this is nothing like the coffee I’ve ever tasted before. I was just like everyone else—I usually bought whatever was on sale; it was just a brown liquid that gave me caffeine, taste wasn’t important.”To George, the lingo is not crucial, “One of the things we try to do is just make it a real comfortable thing for people to talk about. You know, we don’t care if you call it a café (sounding like coffee) or café (sounding like café); it’s however you want to say it. We try to take the language out of the coffee experience. You describe what you want and I’ll remember it the next time you come in. All I want you to do is experience a good drink, that’s the key ingredient for us.”
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