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Higher Grounds Trading Co.

806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-922-9009
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beans” (12 reviews)
“great coffee” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
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PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
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11 - 20 of 59 reviews

Reviewed July 27, 2016

First of all, The Commons are so charming and this place is awesome. They have outdoor seating which is great for dogs. You can take a to-go coffee mug and encourage you to bring it or another mug back. Their coffee is great too!

Thank Taryn H
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Thank you Taryn! We appreciate your taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The proprietors of this establishment have no idea what a real espresso or cappuccino should taste like. I have been to Europe and this coffee doesn't even come close. I make espresso daily from locally roasted beans where I live and the coffee which I...More

1  Thank Notmyzoo
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Thanks for stopping in and giving us a try. We're sorry that you had a negative experience and will reevaluate our espresso recipe. Thank you for your feedback; we do appreciate your taking the time to leave a note. Sincerely, Jennifer Yeatts, Director of Coffee

Reviewed July 16, 2016

Likely the best coffee I've ever had, and that's saying something. Great green practices and atmosphere too.

Thank metuka7
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 9, 2016

A local recommended Higher Grounds to us and said she hasn't found a better cup of coffee anywhere since coming to Higher Grounds. She was right -- I'll have a hard time finding a better cup, too! Delicious and completely environmentally friendly. Highly recommend stopping...More

Thank A5802LJtracym
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

A simple latte to go! No to-go cups; only donated mugs to leave or take away! Using an open mug while driving doesn't work! Alternative: thermal cup with ill-fitting top!! Had to drink the coffee before driving away. A simple, biodegradable to-go cup certainly wouldn't...More

Thank mittar252
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave a note; we appreciate the feedback. For more context on our to-go cup philosophy, check out this blog post from a few years back: http://www.highergroundstrading.com/blog/9/combating-the-trash-stash:-whats-your-cup-made-of? We're glad you enjoyed your latte!

Reviewed June 17, 2016

Higher Grounds serves a great cup of coffee. They take their coffee seriously and it shows. It's not about their mugs (they're all different it seems) or anything other than serving a great cup of coffee.

Thank afrench2014
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2016

Thanks for coming by and for taking the time to review! We hope you'll come again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stop in. Get a cup. Sip. Relax. Great freshly roasted coffee. They make their own simple syrup. Yum. So smooth. Buy some beans. One of the best roasters ever. Rich and flavorful!

Thank brez00
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2016

Thanks for stopping in! We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 8, 2016

We recommend this coffee shop for people who like good fresh roasted coffee. It is found in the Traverse City Commons next to Left Foot Charlie. It has a small sitting area and if you want coffee to go, then bring your own mug, or...More

Thank eklamb93
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Jennifer Yeatts Director of Marketing and Quality Assurance

Reviewed April 5, 2016

I always buy my coffee here, but wish it were a warmer, friendlier atmosphere. The patio is a nice place to spend time during the warm weather. I not think its the best place for hanging out alone.

Thank vanessa f
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2016

Hi Vanessa, thanks so much for your review. We appreciate your business and do hope you'll come again. I agree that the patio is the best! Hopefully spring comes soon so we all can enjoy it. Cheers, Jennifer Yeatts Director of Coffee

Reviewed March 28, 2016

My spouse is a coffee snob and loved this place. The barista was warm and friendly and knew a whole lot about the beans and roasting process. Nice atmosphere to take a break from walking around the asylum area. Will visit again when in TCity!!

Thank TheVeggieSeeker
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2016

Thanks for stopping in, and we're glad you had a great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Jennifer Yeatts Director of Coffee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-922-9009
  • E-mail
Description
Step into our cafe and you'll find everything you need when it comes to coffee: brewing methods, travel cups and mugs, grinders, kettles and of course a wide array of freshly-roasted coffee. We love providing you with opportunities to improve your experience of coffee, whether that's at home with your own tools or here in our space, where we'll welcome you with a smile. You can chat with our friendly baristas to find just the right variety of coffee for your at-home brewing preference, sip a cup of our daily brew or a finely-crafted espresso drink, and learn about all of the various methods of coffee brewing.
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