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Everybody has a story, and here at Viva Coffee House, we hear many. Enjoy this unique profile of a remarkable young man from Ireland. You can find more at #MyVivaStory. https://videopress.com/v/vQfy5jOE?preloadContent=metadata ...

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt Sunday, I popped into Viva to grab a drink. In walked an older gentleman, wearing a “Wounded Warrior” hat. His eyes, radiating both pain and pride, told me he had stories to tell, so I got...

Brew Methods: Manual Brew (Pour Over) You may recognize this particular glass pitcher because you’ve seen it in episodes of Mary Tyler Moore, Friends (we’re dating ourselves, we know), or Mad Men. It’s a Chemex brewer and is one of two styles of manual brews we currently offer in our shop. The other choice we have is a Hario V60. In recent years, the manual brew (or pour over) method has started to make a comeback, and for good reason. The...