We see A Cup of Common Wealth as something bigger than just another place to get a caffeine fix — we aren’t looking to be Tambourine Men. We're looking to provide, for everyone, what draws us to the industry – the community, the culture, and incredible cups of carefully, crafted coffee.
Coffee flows through our lifeblood. Hot cups have served as both teachers and friends over the years, but more importantly; they have provided a venue to create and cultivate our lives’ most meaningful relationships. Whether it’s been in cupping rooms, origin trips, Tuesday night Redeyes, esoteric coffee shops, big cities, little towns, or in a mass barista training, the sense of community has always been present and powerful.
That is what A Cup Of Common Wealth is designed to provide: a place to celebrate each other. A place to share smiles and stories, conversations and banter, to make new friends and reconnect with old ones...all facilitated by fine, artisan mugs of coffee.
The same sense of community we find in coffee is what makes the Bluegrass State a true home. To celebrate Kentucky is to celebrate community.
We are a full service bike repair and retail shop. We also have a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus coffee, milkshakes, smoothies, pastries, and beer!
We serve drinking chocolates, chocolate espresso drinks, coffee, chocolate treats, baked goods, and lots of retail chocolate bars!
Established in 1983- we sell fresh roasted, bulk coffee, as well as tea, coffee & tea accessories, and gift items. Plus we serve cappuccinos, lattes, cocoas, smoothies, baked goods, and sandwiches, etc at our espresso bar!
The Midway Bakery and Cafe creates cookies, pies, scones and more from scratch with real butter and natural ingredients using traditional recipes. Our flours come from Weisenberger Mill down the road; most of the corn and wheat is raised right here in Kentucky. Our chocolate and cocoa powder comes from Ruth Hunt Candies in Mount Sterling. Our pecans are from the Kentucky Nut Corp. in Hickman, Ky. Open 7 days a week.
Now open in downtown Lexington at Cheapside Park, Nate's Coffee has been roasting for restaurants and cafes around town since 2012! We are known for our freshly roasted, unbelievably smooth small batch coffee.
WHERE ETHICAL SOURCING MEETS FAST + FRIENDLY SERVICE
We believe coffee is more than just a beverage it’s an experience. One that needs to be celebrated and shared. Our customers deserve a quality cup of coffee form a verified source, and they should be able to get one without being late to work. We strive to provide the highest quality cup of coffee with the best customer experience possible.
Old School Coffee is located in the historic Dudley Square. This building certainly has a lot of history, this structure was originally constructed in 1881 where it served as Public School #3. It operated as a school from 1881-1925. The building still has its “old school” charm with plenty of new age designs. We love natural light, exposed brick, and of course great coffee.
Wallace Station, just outside Midway in the heart of Bluegrass horse country and near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is a scenic stop for homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, an irresistible bakery case and breakfast. Featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and The Cooking Channel’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Open 7 days a week.
Wild Fig Books and Coffee was founded by Kentucky writer Crystal Wilkinson and her partner Ronald Davis in the Meadowthorpe area of Lexington before closing there in 2015. They reopened later that year in a renovated turn-of-the-century house on North Limestone. It was and remains the only black-owned bookstore in Kentucky.
In 2018, Crystal and Ron announced that they would be closing the store due to financial difficulties. However, the community so had come to love the space stepped up to save it. The bookstore was sold to a quickly formed “Wild Fig Cooperative” in 2018 and is a safe, sacred space within the walls of the bookstore that carries a legacy of an inclusive, grounding space where community members find their voice and collective vision. We have a variety of offerings, from co-working space to food specials, open mic nights, poetry readings, Drag Queen Storytimes, small concerts, and, of course, books!