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First Look: Anodyne Coffee Walker’s Point (Milwaukee) Roastery

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All photos by Nick Brown

Milwaukee’s Anodyne Coffee Roasting has taken a huge growth step with last month’s opening of its Walker’s Point roastery and coffee bar.

Inside a formerly abandoned brick warehouse that in quintessential Milwaukee style once housed a bottling and canning facility, the spacious front retail area selectively showcases some of the building’s industrial touches, while reclaimed and natural wood from floor to ceiling create a warm environment.

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Viewable from throughout the front of the house is the spacious roastery, a well-lit sparse warehouse space that abandons all the aesthetic appeal of the front room in favor of pure functionality. The Anodyne team transported its roasting unit from its original Bay View neighborhood location — still one of the city’s most impressive coffee bars —  while adding a new Loring roaster, increasing capacity as the company has been aggressively adding wholesale accounts throughout the region.

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The second-level Walker’s Point facility also features a cupping lab behind a frosted glass door with open bay fenestration showcasing the activities within to consumers in the retail area.

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The straightforward drink menu includes a rotating menu of drip coffees, a smaller daily menu of pour-over coffees and a full range of espresso drinks. Sandwiches are prepared by Bay View’s Cedar Teeth, while Milwaukee’s City Market is providing the pastries.

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