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Milwaukee's Best Coffeehouse

Alterra Coffee

Nov. 15, 2009
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On a good day, you can smell Alterra before you see it. A gentle breeze will waft hints of roasting coffee throughout Riverwest, leading your nose to Humboldt Avenue, where Alterra's headquarters, main roasting facility, bakery and one of its cafés are located. From there, its considerable tea and coffee selection, many of which are fair trade, organic and single origin, are delivered to its other cafés and kiosks, as well as the large number of clients who serve Alterra products. Each of Alterra’s cafés has its own unique charm, and the owners are committed to using recycled building materials, eco-friendly business practices and clean, renewable energy sources through their participation in We Energies’ "Energy for Tomorrow" program.


Alterra Coffee

Multiple locations



Runners-up:Anodyne, Fuel Cafe


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