My hands-down no competition favorite coffee in life is the Pure Evil Latte from the Urban Bean Co. Why haven’t I posted about it sooner? Plain and simple, I’m intimidated. This hipster joint is way too cool for me and I can’t bring myself to ask for an interview or take pictures inside. I did post to Instagram awhile ago but the barista’s head was turned.
Shameful I know but it’s honest. The Urban Bean Co. is located in Capitol Park, a block away from Campus Martius and the Woodward strip. Formerly the bus station hub, it was upgraded to a cement park a few years ago. Currently, it’s undergoing a massive renovation and virtually every building touching the pie shaped park is being converted into apartments with ground floor retail/art galleries. The Gilbert dream is an artist enclave and with the recent addition of the Detroit Institute of Music Education, it’s only a matter of time before the Urban Bean Co. reaches a new level of cool.
In the meantime, I make a point to grab a coffee whenever I’m around town. I also meet interviewees there even though it really is not the most conducive location for personal chats – techno music plays at loud volumes and there is often a live DJ upstairs. Regardless of all of the above, it’s still one of my favorite locations in the city and if you like coffee you simply have to try it.
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Thanks for the tip, Carrie. I'll put it on my ever-growing list, for the next time I'm in Detroit. I love that area too. And I know exactly what you mean about a place being too cool for you!
Capitol Park is an interesting place these days, I imagine it will look very different by the end of the summer.