Some assholes broke into Method: Caffeination & Fare. The East Dallas coffee shop had their window smashed last night, and the thieves reportedly made off with about $300. Fortunately, they left the very pricey Slayer espresso machine behind, and the shop is open for business as usual.
Malai launched a new house-brewed Viet Coffee Stout. Per a press release, "it’s a rich, imperial-style stout brewed with chocolate malt and Malai’s Vietnamese cold brew coffee" that clocks in at a hefty 11 percent ABV, for those times when you wish to get simultaneously buzzed on caffeine and alcohol. Find it now at the West Village restaurant for $6 a pint or $20 for a growler fill (they also sell Malai-branded growlers for $10).
City of Ate highlights local coffee roasters: The Dallas Observer gets the lowdown on local roasters including Noble Coyote, Avoca, Tweed, and Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. (They also talk to the lesser-known Eiland Coffee Roasters, who have been operating for 15 years and supply coffee to Deep Ellum's Murray Street Coffee Shop.)
Your pumpkin spice latte may be a little expensive now: Eats Blog points out that Starbucks has raised prices at some Dallas-area stores. The price increases "on some drip coffee and espresso drinks" seem quite random: "Higher prices were found at Lemmon and Inwood; in Casa Linda in East Dallas; in the Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas; and at two stores in Uptown," reports Sarah Blaskovich.
Stupid Good wants to give you free coffee for a week. Well, sort of: If you can somehow guess how many coffee beans are in this cappuccino cup (closest without going over wins), you'll snag the prize. Pro tip: The brown sugar Rolling Stone latte is delicious.