Tis the Season!

THE COFFEE HOUSE
HOLIDAY GIFTS

This holiday season we have a few ideas for you! Make shopping easy for those special someone(s) by giving them the gift of The Coffee House!

Needs ideas?
COFFEE GIFT BOXES      16.95
Four ¼ pound bags of coffee. Regular, Flavored, or Custom. Custom boxes will need to be made by hand. Please call ahead or be okay with waiting!
Boxes come in silver with tissue lining and optional bow.

BULK COFFEE     1.00 per oz/ 16.00 per lb
We proudly sell every coffee we serve! Each coffee is hand weighed and packaged by our helpful staff. Whole bean or ground to your choice.

T-SHIRTS 18.95
Five different colors to choose from in many different sizes!

HOODIES (MIDWEIGHT)      34.95
Dark grey midweight hoodies in many different sizes with our skyline design on the back! Toasty and functional.

GIFTCARDS   ?$?
Gift cards can be purchased in store for any amount up to $999
E-Gift Cards can be purchased on our website thecoffeehouselnk.com

TEA GIFT BOXES        19.95
Four ¼ pound bags of tea.  All boxes are custom boxes will need to be made by hand. Please call ahead or be okay with waiting!


 

HOLIDAY HOURS (& coffees)

Just another holiday hours post:

Holiday Special Hours:
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Christmas Eve 6 am to 12 pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year's Day 9 am to 7 pm

This holiday season we also have some limited time offer holiday coffees for sale in bulk!

Each coffee is $1 an ounce or $16 dollars a pound.

Almond Toffee - nutty, sweet, delicious
Jack Frost - vanilla and RUM (good with a rum warm-up for those chilly days)
Pumpkin Spice - the OG, pumpkin pie spice flavors in this classic
Chocolate Raspberry - chocolate and raspberry flavors that will blow you away!

These offerings will only be available until the end of the year. Get them while they’re hot!

Colder Days Have (Fall)en On Us...

If you've been in to the store in the last few weeks you would have seen the lovely sign (below) adorning several doors. It's official, we are returning to shortened hours starting Saturday November 3rd.

The store hours will be Monday to Saturday 6 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 7 am to 7 pm.

Much consideration went into the change; coffee, graphs, charts, weird little doodles, a lot more coffee... In the end it became evident that it was in CoHo's best interest to cut back a little. What this *does* mean is space and time will be available for more special or private events and many more possibilities. Don't worry, there will be student events and study halls during important parts of the year too!

Holiday Special Hours:
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Christmas Eve 6 am to 12 pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year's Day 9 am to 7 pm

If you have questions, comments, concerns, etc. please contact us! Emails can be sent to info@thecoffeehouselnk.com, DM on Instagram and Facebook, call the store at 402-477-6611, or stop in and talk with the baristas. 💛🧡🖤🧡3

Art Jam at The Coffee House

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INTRODUCING: ART JAM

In August we will be introducing an event on the 3rd Saturday of the month that we've been talking about for almost a year now. Here are the details.

WHAT IS AN ART JAM AND WHY ARE WE DOING IT?
To make a long story short: this Art Jam is a way for creatives to work around and interact with each other in a safe public space. In a lot of ways, it's an opportunity to not sit at home while working on projects. Some people do well to have a space to work (away from where they sleep), and there is a special energy around the creation of things that seems like it can pass between humans.

To make a long story long, several people on staff have been waxing about making things and having events for quite a while. One of the first things that came up was creating space for artists of any kind. [Personally, when I was in high school and college, I would come here to write papers, work on my personal art, or hang out with friends that were doing those things. It made it easier to get through.] After discussing the execution over and over again, a new friend appeared out of the aether that had experience with a public event of this kind from their hometown. After a lot of emails and some trial and error, the group decided to just get on with it already and host the space. If people show up, they show up. They might even get a free pencil out of the deal, just for coming. (They will.)

The Coffee House chose to reserve the back room to host.

THE SPECIFICS

  • The first Art Jam will occur on the third Saturday of August, the 18th 2018, starting around 2 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.  (feel free to stay until close, the time is arbitrary).
     
  • The event is open to everyone regardless of skill level, medium, age, etc.
     
  • To join, head to the back room and find a spot to work. Share a table if someone is willing (look for green).
     
  • Your media can be anything as long as it isn't disturbing anyone around you. (i.e. if you're working on music/sound editing, please do it with headphones on. Not everyone will want to participate in what you're working on).
     
  • This is a free social event for artists. It isn't meant to be a how-to-do anything in particular. It's just nice to work on things around other people and soak up some of that sweet sweet creative juice from the atmosphere. 
     
  • Details are up in the air, and we're looking for this to evolve over time.
     
  • Treats and food may be available for order (maybe...). We may ask you to fill out a survey about things that you like, don't like, would like to be done differently, or would like included.

 

THE GUIDELINES

  • The Coffee House is a safe space. Respect other artists at all times. Everyone is welcome to events of this kind UNLESS one is unable to be kind and respectful of EVERYONE. We are an inclusive group toward LGBT+, PoC, etc. We are NOT friends to Nazis, white supremacists, homo/transphobes, etc. We mean it. 
     
  • Respect the store’s policies and requests. This goes along with the first one, mostly, but we are still located in a business, so behave like you're in a shop and not in your living room.
     
  • Green/Yellow/Red Light System: As a way to communicate your interest in interacting with other people, we will be providing you with a visual signal you may place on your table so that people know if you want to be interacted with and generally to what extent. Social events are uncomfortable for a lot of people, and a lot of artists tend to have some introverted tendencies so we felt it would be best to include this option. If someone is GREEN they are interested in people interacting with them at any time. Answer questions, talk, share a plate of cookies, whatever. These people don't mind a chat or being interacted with. Please continue to be respectful of them, and if they would like to be left alone, do so. YELLOW means they are open to interacting, but also want some space. Ask if they want to be talked to or joined, and they can answer you honestly. If they decline, move on. Be respectful and understanding and everything will work out great. If you are unable to take rejection in this form, your best left to not ask. RED means that someone doesn't want to be bothered. This is the equivalent of headphones on reading a book on the subway. If you don't understand that subtext, it means someone does not want to be interacted with. So don't, unless the matter is pressing (there's a fire in the building; a wild animal has entered the vicinity and they are in danger, etc.). 

If you can't abide by these visual indicators or general ideas, this may not be the event for you. If you make things awkward for people you will be asked to leave.

  • Criticism is welcome ONLY when asked for. Judging other's work is not okay unless they ask you your opinion. It's not a competition.
     
  • This is NOT a resource for free artwork. You don't work for free and neither do artists. You may ask for a card or contact information about commissions only if they are interested in interacting with people.
     
  • Promotion of personal events is allowed, however, don't be rude about. Putting a flyer up on the shop's event board or talking with people who want to be talked to is cool; standing up and loudly announcing an event to the group is not.

    Any question, comments, etcetera? Contact Danielle at danielle@thecoffeehouselnk.com or info@thecoffeehouselnk.com

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Pardon our dust!

As many of you have noticed there are some changes happening at The Coffee House!

We took out tile in the back room and the bathrooms. There will be new items in the works moving into the fall. We are always working to make The Coffee House better for our customers-more inviting and comfortable for all- we are putting in extra effort for our 31st year! 

We hope that you'll bear with us through this transitional phase and continue to support us as we chip away at this project. Our goal is to put our best face forward as we look ahead! 

Your feedback is important to us. Please let us know your thoughts on these changes and we welcome any ideas you may have to help us make this the best Coffee House we can be. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

We've Got the Real Deal on Nitro Coffee

The Coffee House is excited to be one of the first coffee shops to bring the hottest trend in iced coffee to Lincoln– nitro cold brew. Simply put, nitrogen makes our already delicious cold brew even better. 

So, here's the soft science behind it:

Brewing coffee cold rather than hot results in different flavor profiles. By steeping coffee in cold water for 24 hours, we create a smoother, less acidic brew. Infusing this brew with nitrogen gas makes it smoother, creamier and sweeter. Think iced coffee with the same texture as beer. 

The infusion process happens in a keg that’s kept cool in our fridge. The nitrogen tank pushes gas into the keg of iced coffee, infusing with the coffee and carrying it up to the tap. Not only does it feel like beer, but we serve it like beer too. 

Lincoln coffee fans don’t need to wait for the big chains in town to catch on to iced coffee’s new look. We've already got it and we are so damn excited about it. Try it in a Nitro Float (see photo) with our vegan soft serve or have it on it's own. Ask your barista for a sample of our nitro cold brew the next time you visit!

Nitro Float! 

Latte Art Throwdown: The Rules

Latte Art Throwdown Rules

This is a tournament run by a bracket system; there must be an even amount of competitors to balance the numbers. Competitors names will be drawn out at the start in pairs and the winner of each pair will go on to the next pairing until only two remain and a winner is announced. Just like Tennis and many other sporting events peeps!

Each competitor must pour 12-16 oz latte(first round), 6 oz cappuccino (second round), 3 oz macchiato(third round), Surprise, unconventional vessel for Final round.  

There is a limit of 3 minutes. Competitors do not have to pull their own shots.

A. Competitor Sign-up

    Limited to 32 competitors

    The 32 are determined by first come/first serve. If there are people still wanting to compete after the 32 spaces are filled, then they will be signed up first for the following throw down. If they do not show up their slot will be up for grabs.

    In order to participate, the competitor must have some experience with espresso preparation and the equipment used to do so. In addition, the competitor must have experience pouring milk-based beverages.

B. Competition time/Competitor requirements

    Competitor will have his or her number called, and must be available and ready to compete while the number that is 2 before them is currently competing.

    Competitor will have 3 minutes total behind the machine. It is not necessary to fill the whole 3 minutes.

    Competitors do not have to pull their own shots, they will be poured for them.

    Each competitor will get one pitcher/jug of milk, and only one opportunity to steam.

    Spilled milk will be handled case by case.

    A selection of mugs will be provided for the competitor to choose from, but the competitor can bring his or her own pitcher/jug of choice. Splitting milk is allowed.

    Espresso and milk are provided, and those are the only choices. Competitors MAY NOT bring their own espresso or milk.

    The latte art be must free pour, no etching or sauces allowed. Only ingredients will be espresso and milk.

    Once the drinks are poured the competitor will place it on the designated space to be judged.

C. Judging

    The drinks will be judged in 4 categories.

Balance & Symmetry

Dividing lines are clean, even, and show no signs of hesitation.

Individual elements work well with and compliment each other.

Colour Infusion & Definition

The contrast between the whiteness of the foam, and the darkness of the crema

How infused or intertwined the brownness of the crema is with the whiteness of the foam

The intention of the design is obvious and clear

Use of Space

The design fills the cup with in an appropriate and pleasant way

The design neither crowds the cup, nor leaves it feeling empty or unfinished

There is a harmony between the size of the cup and size of the design

Overall Impression

General aesthetic appeal

Drink is free of spill marks and cup is appropriately full of liquid

There will be 3 judges. Two main judges and a tie-breaker judge. After the two sets of coffees are on the judges bench/space, on the count of 3 with no discussion the two judges will point at the winning set. In the case of a draw the tiebreaker judge shall decide on the winning set, under the same rules, no discussion and on a count of 3