August 22, 2012

A First Look at Comet Coffee

There's coffee, and then there's coffee. The former is typically cheap and exists to get us through the day, while the latter is responsible for swoons and weakened knees at the simple utterance of "Blue Bottle" or "Intelligentsia." The small, passionate and tightly knit group of self-proclaimed coffee nerds behind newly opened Comet Coffee (5708 Oakland Avenue; 734-222-0579) live and breathe for the seductive beverage in its finest forms.
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Comet Coffee opened for business in Highlands Plaza on August 15.
Chrissy Wilmes
Comet Coffee opened for business in Highlands Plaza on August 15.
Owner Mark Attwood prepares to flash-brew coffee.
Chrissy Wilmes
Owner Mark Attwood prepares to flash-brew coffee.
Shop manager Zach Althaus grinds espresso beans.
Chrissy Wilmes
Shop manager Zach Althaus grinds espresso beans.
Mark measures out the precise weight of beans for flash-brewed coffee.
Chrissy Wilmes
Mark measures out the precise weight of beans for flash-brewed coffee.
An espresso shot with a gorgeous, rich crema.
Chrissy Wilmes
An espresso shot with a gorgeous, rich crema.
A flash-brewed cup of coffee produces bubbles as it filters.
Chrissy Wilmes
A flash-brewed cup of coffee produces bubbles as it filters.
A flash-brewed iced coffee.
Chrissy Wilmes
A flash-brewed iced coffee.
Comet Coffee sells retail items such as mugs, beans, timers and Coffee Bark, pictured here.
Chrissy Wilmes
Comet Coffee sells retail items such as mugs, beans, timers and Coffee Bark, pictured here.
Pastry chef and co-owner Stephanie Fischer prepares all of the store's bakery items.
Chrissy Wilmes
Pastry chef and co-owner Stephanie Fischer prepares all of the store's bakery items.
A scone from comet coffee.
Chrissy Wilmes
A scone from comet coffee.