News from the Coffee Shop

Come taste the fresh flavors of spring

February 25th, 2014

We’re unveiling our new spring seasonal Pollinator Blend this Saturday, March 1st. Stop by the shop between 1-3 PM to sample the very first of this perennial favorite.

We’ll be tasting come rain or shine, snow, or sleet—just like the colorful seed catalogs that start to arrive this time of year, our Pollinator Blend has become a sign of the season here in the Twin Cities.

While strawberries, ripe melons, and roses may still be months away, this tasting will give you a hint of what’s to come, fortifying as a walk in the Como Park Conservatory on a cold day.





Caffeinate Your Cutie

January 31st, 2014

Surprise your love, best pal or favorite teacher with a prepaid coffee drink in February. They’ve been good to you, now thank them with a delicious drink purchased in advance by you.

How does it work?
Purchase a coffee drink (or tea too) for your pal or cutie at the Wonderland Park front counter.

2) Write on the paper heart what the drink is, who it’s for & who it’s from. Optional: Include a love note/poem/haiku.

3) Leave your “Drink Heart” taped on the wall at the shop.

4) Let your cutie or pal know there’s a surprise waiting for them at Wonderland Park. Tell them as much or as little as you need to, to get them there.  Optional: Text, tweet, or instagram them a photo hint!

*Stop by now through Feb 21st to purchase a “drink heart” for your cutie or pal! All hearts will remain valid until redeemed!


Last Minute Handmade Gift Market 2013

December 12th, 2013

Stop by on Dec. 14th for a Last Minute Handmade Gift Fair featuring a dozen unique local artists and crafters.

Go here for complete list of artisans:

Join us on November 30th for Small Business Saturday!

November 21st, 2013

You’ve heard the buzz of big retailers gearing up for Black Friday, the day calculated to put their books back in the black, but have you heard of Small Business Saturday? Come on out November 30th and be a part of the bottom line of your community.

We’ll be marking the event at our shop all day long. Our stretch of Minnehaha Avenue is a perfect example of the delightful diversity of small businesses: in just a few blocks, there’s a bookstore, a microbrewery, secondhand shops, a pizza parlor, a bike shop, artist studios, and lots more, including our coffee shop. Stop in for a treat while you’re doing errands, or to pick up a piece of equipment for that coffee fanatic on your list.

In honor of small, local and hopefully our first snowfall, we are doing an early release of our much-anticipated winter seasonal coffee, the Snowshoe Brew. It won’t be available anywhere else until Monday Dec. 2nd, but for folks who visit us on Small Business Saturday, we’ll be offering a first taste of it from 9 am to 2 pm. You can also buy a 12 oz bag here before it arrives anywhere else in town.

And if Minneapolis is a little too far for you to visit, odds are good that your hometown has some great neighborhood businesses too. Get out, say hi to your neighbors, and help support vibrant local economies everywhere!

mastering coffee at home fall classes

September 4th, 2013

Our popular Mastering Coffee at Home classes resume this fall. These hands-on workshops, taught by our head barista Jackson O’ Brien, focus on techniques to brew a delicious cup of coffee in your kitchen.
Sign up soon for a fun date or give the gift that keeps on giving for the coffee lover in your life.

Upcoming class dates:

  • Sunday, September 29th
  • Saturday, October 12th
  • Sunday, October 27th
  • Saturday, November 16th
  • Sunday, December 8nd

Important class details:

  • All classes are held in the Brew Lab at our shop.
  • They are always from 10am to noon.
  • Cost is $20 per person.
  • Class includes free coffee and a discount on brewing equipment purchased on the day of your class.
    Register Here >>


June 14th, 2013

Peace Coffee has collaborated with Izzy’s Ice Cream to help develop coffee ice creams,  and we are continuing the relationship by selling their delectable ice creams and ice cream treats at Wonderland Park.   Stop in for Izzy’s Pints, Ice cream sandwiches, Izzo Cups and Izzy Pops.  Maybe having these great cold treats available will finally welcome warm weather to our neck of the woods.




It’s Pride month and 2013 Pride Pins are here.

June 12th, 2013

We are happy to be part of the 2013 Twin Cities Pride Festival! While we won’t be biking in the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade this year (a BIG boo hoo from us), we are supporting it by selling commemorative Pride Pins and offering special discounts for the last 10 days of the month.

Stop in, buy your pin now and then when you wear it in from June 21st through the 30th, we’ll have a deal for you every day:

Friday, June 21st Buy one cold press coffee, get one free

Saturday June 22nd Buy one Macchiato, get one free

Sunday, June 23rd Free 8oz drip coffee

Monday, June 24th Buy one Iced Tea, get one free

 Tuesday June 25th Buy one Lemonade, get one free

Wednesday, June 26th Buy one cold press coffee, get one free

Thursday, June 27th Buy one Macchiato, get one free

Friday, June 28th Free 8oz drip coffee

Saturday, June 29th Buy one Iced Tea, get one free

Sunday, June 30thBuy one Lemonade, get one free

Your commemorative Pride Pin helps support the Pride Parade and provides discounts from some of your favorite merchants during Pride Month. Other discounts  are posted at and under Pride Pin.

Summer Hours!

June 1st, 2013

The sun is playing longer, so are we. Starting June 1st, we have summer hours. We’ll be here Saturday starting at 7am and we’ll be here until 8pm every night. Come play early or play late.

New Summer Hours
Monday – Friday:
6:30 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Saturday: 7:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Sunday: 8:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m


PERCOLATE: Tuesday, May 28th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

May 15th, 2013

Join the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy on Tuesday, May 28th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for another installment of Percolate. Percolate is an opportunity, every other month, to join IATP in discussions about food, farming and trade. This isn’t just another lecture—come ready to participate!

Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires are buying up water all over the world at an unprecedented pace—even in the United States. With water insecurity increasing globally, what does this mean for our communities and farmers?

Join IATP’s international water expert Shiney Varghese for a look at how the current water governance regime privileges profit over people, communities and ecosystems. We’ll also discuss the importance of new strategies to advocate for the right to water and steps you can take to understand and reduce your water footprint.

Please register by contacting Marin Byrne at or (612) 870-3411.

Percolate is an opportunity, every other month, to join IATP in discussions about food, farming and trade. This isn’t just another lecture—come ready to participate!

Best Coffee Shop in the Twin Cities 2013

April 17th, 2013

We are proud and honored to be named as the Best Coffee Shop in the Twin Cities by City Pages! It is a great testament to our talented and hard-working staff!
Here’s what they had to say:
“We have long been fans of Peace Coffee, our ubiquitous local roaster, not only for its coffee products but for its involvement in the community and its work with fair trade and sustainability around the world. So when Peace opened its own coffee shop two years ago, nestled near the convergence of the Longfellow and Seward neighborhoods, we were already predisposed to like it. And we did. Now that we’ve had some time to get to know the place, it hasn’t lost any of its charms; if anything, our appreciation has grown. The drinks, of course, are top-notch, from the dark roast to the lattes to the chai teas — each one enhanced that little bit by the details of its presentation. But it’s the space itself, that great intangible of any coffee shop, that works so well for Peace. The brightly colored walls, the wide-open feel from the large picture windows, and the hip-but-not-annoyingly-hip jams pumping over the stereo are just the thing to make you want to curl up for a few hours with a good book, or a hot date.”