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Higher Grounds Trading Co.

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806 Red Dr, Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-922-9009
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08:00 - 18:00
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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 taint their environmentally conscious reputation! BTW the latte was good!

Helpful?
Thank mittar252
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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! More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 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.

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Thank afrench2014
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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

Woodbridge VA
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 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!

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Thank brez00
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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

Saranac, Michigan
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 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 you need to use one of their ceramic mugs that people donate. They do not... More 

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Thank eklamb93
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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 More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 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.

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Thank vanessa f
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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 More 

Canton, Michigan
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 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!!

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Thank TheVeggieSeeker
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

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 More 

Flint, Michigan
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2015

When we took a long weekend to Traverse City we knew we wanted to stop here. We always try to find the best coffee on all of our trips and this one is top of the list in this area. Much more knowledgeable staff than the other coffee stops in area. The result was a great latte and mocha! We... More 

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Thank ssfamily79
Jennifer Y, Manager at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in! We're glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Jennifer Yeatts Director of Marketing & Quality Assurance More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We were walking the gounds ofthe old T.C State Hosp. Talking about a morning cup of coffee and we stumbled apom this Gem. Awesome coffee and Chi Tea , it hit the spot . Eco friendly and for a cause with a purpose. We will be back again next year .

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Thank Renee B
Jennifer Y, Director of Marketing at Higher Grounds Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in! We're glad you enjoyed your coffee and hope to see you again another time. More 

Milford, MI
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Very interesting building at former state hospital. Baristas roast small batches of coffee beans at a time. The result is excellent beans and cups of coffee!

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Thank Tigersandy
fairlawn
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Happened upon Higher Grounds a forward thinking eco friendly coffee shop. Focusing on great coffee that is fair trade it makes you want to be a part of it. Eco friendly with a twist. To go orders...bring your own mug otherwise you get a free ceramic one from a garage sale or grandma's house. Super clean and friendly helpful staff.

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Thank DavidLeach124

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Cafe
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
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
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
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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