our story

There’s something special about a corner. It’s a place where separate paths come together to form a singular place. While our name technically comes from the Minneapolis neighborhood where our coffee shop is located, it’s also a representation of who we are. 

7 Corners Coffee is a place where people from different paths of life can gather together as a singular community. This community not only consists of the people in our city, but the people who grow and roast the coffee we serve. 

We are a multi-roaster café with espresso and single origin pour over options that rotate every 3 months in addition to our resident signature drip (for those of you who find comfort in consistency). As a third wave coffee shop in downtown Minneapolis, we believe in crafting beverages accurately while promoting a sustainable coffee economy.  

We are passionate about coffee farmers and our environment! We will only feature roasters who have relationships with the farmers – meaning the beans are traceable and farmers are being paid a fair wage for their hard work.  

We are doing what we can do be sustainable in Minneapolis and abroad. Locally, we partner small business to support fellow Minnesotans, including: Rustica Bakery, Autumnwoods Farms, Bare Honey, Denny’s Bakery, Rishi Tea, Dogwood coffee, Rawr, Rush City Bakery, and more every day. Globally, we are helping plant trees in the Kibira Rainforest through Long Miles Coffee Project. 

With 7 Corners Coffee, we strive to provide a space that grows community, builds relationships, and celebrates the story behind a great cup of coffee. There are three things you can always expect from us: 

  • An exceptional venue to study, work, or hang (with a LOT of outlets) 
  • Exceptional coffee from the best farmers and roasters in the world 
  • A team that offers exceptional service. 

Whether you’re working or studying, meeting with a friend, or simply enjoying a delicious beverage, there is a place at 7 Corners Coffee for you. 

How Our Café in Downtown Minneapolis Came to Be

Corners Coffee was born out of a passion from a group of people at Wooddale Church to connect with our community, build relationships, and offer a place of hope at key intersections in life. Shortly after acquiring the space in Minneapolis where our coffee shop resides, Ben Carlson was brought on as director. 

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Ben had just returned to the US after spending years establishing Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, East Africa and serving as a coffee trader on a global scale. As a lover of people and coffee who was well versed in the industry, Ben had numerous connections with farmers and roasters around the world. 

Under his leadership, and with the generous support of our community, we’re able to share the amazing stories of coffee farmers and roasters with our local community, while promoting sustainable coffee.  

At our café in downtown Minneapolis, we promise you a welcoming environment and wonderful coffee from ethically sourced farms around the world. It’s our way of letting you know that we’re in your corner. From our team of baristas, we’d love to have you come in so we can share some stories about our coffee over a cup of coffee! 

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