Fueling CWU students since 1990
D&M Coffee started serving coffee in 1990 out of a travel trailer in Ellensburg. This was a few years after my six consecutive freshman years that I attended CWU. Gradually they have expanded and today they own multiple coffee locations as well as Cornerstone Pie a wood fired pizza restaurant in Ellensburg as well.
@mollallenmedia suggested that I check out D&M Coffee and I agreed to meet her there for a cup of coffee and conversation. Just like the basic premise of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project. When I arrived, I had flashbacks to one of my old stomping grounds in Ellensburg, The Valley Café. The décor reminded me so much that I was instantly transported back to my college days and felt immediately at home. Doing my research, I found out that one of the owners used to be the head chef at the Valley Café again a connection to my coffee drinking past. Mocha at the Valley were a thing you know.
Good Coffee Good Conversation
Molly and I settled into a table and soon we were chatting. I had a cup of their Lions Rock which is D&M Coffees house drip coffee. I was given a ceramic mug and I was able to self-serve my coffee from an air pot. The coffee was fresh and hot. The Lions Rock is listed as a blend of Central and South American beans. I picked up a delicious aroma, along with a hint of chocolate. This is a big and bold cup of coffee. I can recommend it heartily. I also had a cup of the Guatemalan. This cup was a bit more acidic and had a smoky flavor. It was good but my money here is on the Lions Rock. Make sure you check them both out. Tasty Coffee. Check.
Dispelling a myth.
I mentioned earlier that I felt at home when I arrived at D&M Coffee. The space has a lot of exposed brick, lots of natural light, high ceilings and is very open. The tables appear to have been repurposed from a school science lab. The tabletops appear to be soapstone and have openings where the drawers might have been. The booths are beautiful art deco era wood that look fantastic! The coffee bar has a distressed wood look and is very inviting. This place reminds me so much of my college days in Ellensburg. It really is a great place. The Wi-Fi is good, so we were able to get some work done while we were drinking our coffees. Comfortable space to enjoy coffee and have conversation. Check.
D&M Coffee sells various coffee items, as well as beans, and logo swag. Their motto is Life is too short for bad coffee. I agree. Thank you, D&M Coffee, for a friendly trip back to my past. If I learned anything when I visited is that you can indeed go home again. I miss Ellensburg.
Where to find
You can visit D&M Coffee at their main location 323 Pearl St Ellensburg, WA 98926 They also have other locations in Ellensburg that you can find out more about by following this link. Online you can find them on Facebook. Check out their Instagram Page. Visit their website here. It would be best though to stop in and see them and when you do stop in tell them you heard about them from Explore Washington State.
This wraps up day Nineteen of One Hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Have you been to D&M Coffee Or perhaps Cornerstone Pie? Share your thoughts below. Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Send me the name and address of any shops that you think I should go to.
Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.