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Methodical Coffee: a worthwhile experience

Worker serving customer at a coffee shop. Methodical Coffee, Greenville, SC, October 3, 2019. (Andrew Pledger)

Maybe you’ve heard Greenville residents talk about this coffee shop but haven’t gotten to check it out yourself yet. Here are some things to know about this downtown coffee shop, if you ever get the chance to swing by.  Methodical Coffee currently has two locations. Their original location in downtown Greenville is on North Main Street on the first floor of the Bank of America Building.

Methodical’s downtown location storefront is completely made of glass, which gives the shop a lot of natural lighting. The store has two levels, the ground floor with the coffee bar and some seating, and the second level with additional seating. Customers can also enjoy outdoor seating in the plaza right outside the store.

Their second location, which opened last November, is on Wade Hampton Boulevard across from the Church Street intersection, a three minutes’ drive from campus. The Wade Hampton location feels open and uses a lot of natural lighting. The décor at the Wade Hampton location uses warmer colors to brighten the space, while the downtown location makes use of cooler tones and natural lighting.

The Wade Hampton location is referred to as the Landmark Location on Methodical Coffee’s website because it shares its space with The Landmark Project, an apparel business that promotes the conservation of the outdoors. Methodical Coffee and the Landmark Project have partnered, said Kelly Spevacek, the Landmark Project store manager at the location on Wade Hampton.

This fall, Methodical Coffee plans to add a third location on Welborn Street, a five-minute drive from the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. Methodical Coffee offers various beverages such as  espressos, tres leches, mochas, hot cocoas, hot coffees, cold brews, hot teas, chai tea lattes and other seasonal drinks.

People can also take Methodical Coffee home to brew for themselves. The shop sells a variety of coffee beans directly sourced from farmers around the world and locally roasted. Methodical’s 20 blends of coffee come from places all around the world, such as Guatemala, Colombia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mexico and Costa Rica. The beans can be bought online or in store.

Methodical Coffee also recently released its fall food menu. The menu features snacks such as cardamom gingersnap cookies, maple herb granola, everything bagel spice scone, brown butter pecan blondie, all-butter crust quiche and more. Many of these options are vegetarian, and the menu also includes a couple of vegan options.

Marco Suarez, 2004 graphic design graduate from BJU, is one of the three owners of Methodical Coffee and designs their brand and experiences. Matthew Moreau, who received a degree in studio art in 2006 and a master’s in illustration in 2007 from BJU, is the founder and owner of The Landmark Project.