Noah Phillips


Lauren Justice

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders — a Vermont independent who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president — spoke Wednesday in Madison at the largest campaign event yet in the entire 2016 election cycle. more

Jul 2, 2015 10:52 AM News


Noah Phillips

Mermaid Café serves only one coffee roast for all of its drinks — Just Coffee’s Farmhouse Roast. The beans are grown in Bolivia, which is just starting to emerge on the specialty coffee scene, and Guatemala, a well-known favorite. more

Jun 25, 2015 7:55 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

4 & 20’s unique New Orleans cold brew is a neighborhood favorite. The beans, a special blend from Just Coffee, are steeped with chicory for three days during the cold brewing process. more

Jun 11, 2015 11:15 AM Reviews


Matt Rota

Many retailers have turned to an increasingly complicated network of subcontractors to clean their big-box stores. The system is great — for everyone except the employees, who work for low wages and no benefits. more

Jun 11, 2015 7:45 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

Many downtown liquor stores have been unknowingly violating city’s ban on small containers of alcohol. But the city looks to amend its ordinance, which penalizes craft breweries. more

Jun 4, 2015 10:33 PM News


Noah Phillips

Lattes here are normally made with Anodyne’s Mind Tonic espresso blend, but while reading about other roasts, I requested an iced latte made with beans grown in Rwanda near Lake Kivu. more

Jun 4, 2015 7:30 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

We visit EVP, Ben Masel’s old coffee haunt, and drink some fair trade Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. The coffee’s distinct, floral flavor lingers pleasantly. more

May 21, 2015 6:45 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

Peacemaker organic fair trade beans make for a bright, smooth, balanced iced latte at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. more

May 14, 2015 8:30 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

Indie Coffee’s house roast, patio and waffles are a winning combo. more

May 7, 2015 8:30 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

At the Froth house, the lattes come in mugs as red as the walls. The beans are roasted by Victor Allen, who founded the chain of the same name but has now struck out on his own as a freelance roaster. more

Apr 30, 2015 9:15 AM FOOD & DRINK


Noah Phillips

At Johnson Public House, the “Pedregal,” beans from Colombia, in a pour-over, is undeniably, successful — a bright roast with a light mouthfeel. more

Apr 23, 2015 8:30 AM FOOD & DRINK


Lauren Justice

Buying from the bulk bins eliminates packaging, increases return to farmers and encourages healthier eating. more

Apr 17, 2015 7:25 AM FOOD & DRINK


Eric Tadsen

Alter Metal Recycling on Madison’s east side is a panoply of nightmarish equipment that shreds, smashes and compresses our metal waste so it can later be turned into something new. more

Apr 17, 2015 6:55 AM Snapshot


Noah Phillips

Bradbury's "flat white," an espresso drink made with steamed milk. more

Apr 16, 2015 11:00 AM Reviews


Noah Phillips

Barrique’s Mexican Mocha features espresso beans roasted on Park Street and cocoa powder from the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company of Milwaukee. It’s a full, rich experience. It’s like a hot chocolate milkshake, thick and intense. more

Apr 10, 2015 7:30 AM FOOD & DRINK


Joe Anderson

A new synthetic hallucinogen, 25I, is gaining popularity among teens. It often causes users to react erratically and violently. Are police prepared to deal with it? more

Apr 9, 2015 8:45 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Chris Collins

We’re at Bubbles, a free laundry service for homeless people, where I volunteer. more

Apr 2, 2015 2:00 PM Snapshot


Carolyn Fath

Snapshot: Faris Altamimi, Hamed Alyami and Tim Alruwaili are among the 131 students this term at the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute (WESLI). These three are all from Saudi Arabia, which is WESLI’s most well represented country. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM Snapshot


Noah Phillips

At Lakeside Street Coffee House, espresso beans come from Fitchburg’s True Coffee Roasters and were roasted just three days prior to my visit. The blend has a mix of dark and medium roast beans. more

Mar 26, 2015 8:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Noah Phillips

Drinking the espresso miel at Fair Trade Coffee is like kissing your high school girlfriend. It's warm and comfortable with just a hint of sweetness, but, you're holding Betty, while Veronica lingers in the back of your mind. more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Reviews