Long before coffee shops became the sleek, trendy gathering places they are today, a scrappy shop emerged as a major Springfield landmark: Mudhouse Coffee. This week, Mudhouse celebrated 20 years of business, and we think that’s really something. In honor of their 20 years, here are 20 reasons we love Mudhouse Coffee.
1. Freshly Roasted Beans
Mudhouse has been micro-roasting coffee beans in small batches for years. They also work with local businesses (like us) to create signature blends – like the Bambinos Blend, which we’re proud to serve at both Bambinos local restaurants in Springfield Missouri.
2. Commitment to Freshness
Mudhouse uses innovative roasting practices to ensure that the coffee always tastes great.
3. Cozy Atmosphere
Mudhouse is known for its warm, cozy atmosphere, making it the perfect place to meet with friends. Kick back in a cushy chair with a piping hot mug of coffee and stay a while. You can even crack open one of the board games the shop keeps on hand.
4. Gifts Galore
Mudhouse isn’t just a coffee shop – it’s also a great gift destination for the person who has everything. Snap up a t-shirt or a hand-thrown mug for an unforgettable gift with plenty of local flavor.
5. Convenient Locations
Mudhouse’s original location has been open in the heart of downtown Springfield for 20 years. However, south siders can also enjoy that signature Mudhouse service at The Library Center, home to the shop’s mini-satellite location.
6. Tasty Bites
Mudhouse is known for its coffee, but the food is absolutely worth trying. Stop by in the morning for one of the shop’s mammoth muffins, or stick around for a hummus plate in the afternoon.
7. Plant-Based Options
Mudhouse makes sure to cater to individuals with dietary restrictions, offering a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. Gluten-free customers can grab a GF chocolate chip cookie, while vegan patrons can enjoy the Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Wrap. It’s made with chickpeas, homemade vegan mayo, grapes, red onion, ginger and curry for a zesty, eco-friendly lunch.
8. Great Place to Work and Study
Busy students and professionals can rest easy at Mudhouse, with plenty of tables that are situated next to outlets. That way, you can plug in without snaking your laptop cord across the entire shop.
9. Friendly Baristas
Like the Bambinos team, the Mudhouse team is like a family. Shop regulars have come to expect friendly, efficient service and coffee expertise that can’t be beat.
10. Scrumptious Sweets
The shop’s pastries are delicious, but the signature blended coffee drinks are really something special. Try the Peanut Butter Puddle, which blends espresso with plenty of milk and peanut butter for a milkshake effect.
11. Double Punch Sundays
All Mudhouse regulars know about the shop’s punch cards, which can be redeemed for free coffee after they’re completed. Get a double punch for every espresso drink you purchase on Sundays, and that free drink will be yours sooner rather than later.
12. Seasonal Specials
From Eggnog Lattes to pumpkin spice-laden goodness, Mudhouse is a go-to for seasonal sippers.
13. Flexible Hours
Coffee doesn’t have to be morning-exclusive. Mudhouse is open until 11 p.m. seven days a week, which is good news for anyone who might need a late-night java fix.
14. Eco-friendly practices
At Mudhouse, every day is Earth Day. The shop is passionate about eco-friendly practices like composting, recycling and buying fair trade beans.
15. Local Art
The shop’s walls are adorned with art from local artists, which rotate regularly.
16. Java on the Go
In a hurry? Get your coffee without having to wait in line – just leave your money in Mudhouse’s to-go box and help yourself.
17. Healthy Smoothies
When your nutrition game needs a little TLC, try a Mudhouse smoothie. They’re made with real fruit, and you can even add protein or oats.
18. Two Words: Winter Grind
When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing more delightful than a hearty winter beer. Every year, Mudhouse teams up with Mother’s Brewing Company to produce Winter Grind, an English dry stout that’s infused with Mudhouse espresso beans. This winter, find it on tap at both Bambinos locations.
19. Vast Tea Selection
If coffee isn’t your thing, Mudhouse has plenty of loose-leaf tea options.
20. A Springfield Institution
It’s no wonder that Mudhouse has been around for 20 years – the shop is committed to bettering the Springfield community. Whether that’s by working with local businesses to create individual roasts (like the Bambinos Blend) or spreading the word about eco-friendly practices, one thing is for sure: Mudhouse is here to stay.
Want to get your hands on a Mudhouse roast? Stop by our Battlefield or Delmar restaurant in Springfield Missouri for a cup of Bambinos Blend coffee. It goes great with our signature tiramisu. Check out our full menu online.