Luther College café introduces new coffee roasted locally in small batches

A new, locally roasted coffee joins the menu this week at Sunnyside Café in Luther College's Center for the Arts.

K'uun single origin coffee, roasted by Bean Masters Inc. of Calmar, Iowa, replaces Starbucks coffee at Sunnyside. Fernando and Barbara Vaquero own and operate Bean Masters, roasting coffee beans to-order in small batches. The company received the largest small-business grant awarded by Winneshiek County Development in 2011 and now provides custom-roasted coffee to individuals and businesses throughout northeast Iowa.

Sunnyside Café offers freshly baked Luther bagels, grab-and-go foods, a full-service espresso bar, and the café's famous cinnamon rolls. Sunnyside opens Wednesday, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 3, Sunnyside will open earlier each day, operating Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The café is closed during January Term and semester breaks.

No changes have been made in coffee brands offered at other dining facilities on the Luther College campus. Marty's CyberCafé serves Starbucks, Oneota Market serves Seattle's Best and the cafeteria serves Aspretto.

A grand opening to celebrate the addition of Bean Masters coffee at Sunnyside will be announced in September.