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Cape Girardeau coffee shop turns coffee making into an art

With technique, talent, and taste, the coffee is anything but typical. With technique, talent, and taste, the coffee is anything but typical.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Lots of people need their morning coffee buzz, but there's a local coffee shop that's been generating a lot of buzz around town lately. It's Dynamite Coffee in downtown Cape Girardeau.

For shop owner Robbie Britt, a cup of coffee is more than just a cup of coffee; it's an art.

“There's certain temperatures, textures, times,” Britt said. “The end result is going to be balanced, sweet.”

With technique, talent, and taste, the coffee is anything but typical.

“If it doesn't taste good it doesn't matter,” Britt said.

Britt says in order to create a masterpiece; you have to start with the best tools.

“Strip off the fruit, strip off the flesh then you have these,” Britt said as he held coffee beans in his hands.

Dynamite gets the beans straight from Mexico, where Britt says the climate is perfect for it.

“[There are] certain temperatures, certain levels of humidity,” Britt said.

The beans come in 150 pound bags, then Britt starts roasting.

“We put it in the roaster and we have a profile and that is what we see here. Very labor intensive,” Britt said.

From roaster to ready, there's another step to get it just right.

“We genuinely care about the people that come in,” Britt said.

The husband wife duo says their coffee wouldn't cut it without that extra touch.

“It's more than just a cup of coffee, but it's getting to know them and how their life is going,” Katie Britt said.

So while the menu is simple, it only takes a taste to tell that the coffee is quite the opposite.

“If we can get them this far, get them to the counter, then we will let the coffee speak for itself,” Britt said.

“I just got a plain latte and it's probably the best I've had,” one customer said.

There's more to it than what meets the eye.

“It's chemistry, it's science, it's art, there's so many things that you throw at this, and at the end of the day, yes, it's just a cup of coffee, but that care and concern and attention to detail will exponentially increase the quality,” Britt said.

Britt also competes in coffee making competitions. He's been a finalist at regional competitions and also placed nationally in the United States Barista Championship.

Right now, he works another full time job, but he hopes to eventually make his passion his full time career as the business continues to grow.

To read more about Dynamite Coffee, visit their Facebook page.

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