From the Ground Up

The caffeine-fueled story of two ex-Marines opening a coffeeshop and roastery in Shaw.

Introducing Compass Coffee

Compass' subterranean coffee lab

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The beauty of a laundromat

The 42-page blueprint

Sparks fly as Compass builds its furniture

How to install a 2,900-pound coffee roaster

The case of the missing orange zoning sign

Cookies and the cost of doing business

Running on fumes

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"Not hipstery, not Starbucks"

The health inspection

Legacy and legwork

Everybody trains, and everybody cleans