Coffee

Guillermo’s Coffee arrived on the scene in 2006 at a time when almost no local coffee shops existed in Little Rock, and very few of the big chains were seriously invested in bringing coffee to the state. It quickly made a name for itself over the next several years as the …

The company producing some of the best chocolate in Arkansas is breaking into the coffee roasting business. Nathaniel Izard, owner of Izard Chocolate, has partnered with Stephen Riemar to start up Redbeard Roasters, a coffee roasting retail business selling primarily online. For Izard, the venture comes as a natural extension …

I spent the majority of my office working career in downtown Little Rock. One thing that always astonished me was the lack of good coffee. All the office workers going in and out of the bank buildings, ad agencies, government offices, and the law firms suing all of them, the …

Fellow coffee lovers, rejoice, a brand new coffee joint is on its way to Little Rock. Well, not entirely brand new. Zetêo Coffee will be opening a sister location in downtown Little Rock on President Clinton Avenue. Zetêo’s original location in Conway has experienced tremendous success – so much so, that …

It is no big secret that Conway-based Blue Sail coffee has had their eye on Little Rock for some time. The southern expansion is finally happening with a new spot downtown inside the new Technology Park at Main and Markham. The Technology Park location will offer public access (no need …

In only a few years the world of artisan chocolate has boomed in the state with folks like Izard Chocolates, Hello Cocoa, Kyya, Coco Rouge, Cocoa Bell, and more starting up. Many of them hit the “bean to bar” concept by selecting specific cacao beans to use. Onyx’s new project, …

Blue Sail Coffee has been quietly turning out some amazing coffee in Conway for the past couple of years. The cozy confines of their Downtown, Front Street location has become a favorite for Conway locals, even spinning out a fellow coffee shop. It is still a relative unknown to most …

Little Rock is fortunate to have a number of great coffee shops, which is important considering we drink a lot of coffee while covering the food scene in Little Rock. Unfortunately picking our favorite spot is about like picking your favorite child. They all have redeeming qualities that make them …

Ever wonder what makes some of Arkansas’ food personalities tick? Food Insider takes a look at individuals who are helping change the landscape of our city’s culinary scene. Whether they’re in the kitchen, managing a storefront, farming land or running a food truck … we’ll delve into both the professional …

Geovanni Leiva continues to grow the mission of Leiva’s Coffee, becoming a large contributor to the booming coffee scene in the greater Little Rock area.  Leiva has seen a 75 percent increase each year since 2008 in the amount of coffee sold annually. This past season Leiva’s Coffee produced 25,000 pounds …

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