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Coffee and Milk: The Basics. Barista 101 is Back!

Your education docket has increased yet again: get your first shot at becoming a barista! Or, brush up on that training you’ve already had. One of our trainers, the accomplished Frank, is offering another opportunity to learn both espresso and milk theory (yes, these are real things). We’re not all book learning here; participants will also be Continue Reading »

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MORE National Accolades? Wow.

After our third year in The Daily Meal’s recognition as one of the best coffee shops nationwide, we got another shout out. The Culture Trip did a top 12 independent coffee shops in the US. How big is it this accolade? We’re not sure, but here’s what we do know: ” [we are] a one-stop digital platform for global Continue Reading »

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Commonplace Celebrates Two Anniversaries!

Although the original Commonplace has been kickin’ for quite some time, the Voluto and Squirrel Hill locations are a bit younger. On the firsts’ of May and June -respectfully, they each will be celebrating their openings! With 3 years under the belt for Voluto, and 5 for Squirrel Hill, we want to share our excitement with Continue Reading »

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Top 50 Best Coffee Houses, AGAIN!! #honored #grateful

The news began trickling out on yesterday morning: Kenneth, a friend of Commonplace, shared the post on his Facebook feed. Drew -our manager at the Voluto shop on Penn Ave.- got the “I’m so proud!” mom email at breakfast. TJ, our passionate owner, shared the news on *his* Facebook feed at his first stop of Continue Reading »

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The Alta Capa Rosa Wants to Be Your Friend.

We have a new Colombian roast, and we’d like to give you two the opportunity to meet!. It’s juicy and soft, with a sparkling flavor -a hint of cherry. We’ve been digging it; a rather full body with a smooth mouth feel. Brian will be there, giving out free samples tomorrow at the Squirrel Hill location on Tuesday, Continue Reading »