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


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


"Not hipstery, not Starbucks"

The health inspection

Legacy and legwork

Everybody trains, and everybody cleans