Cafe Steam | About
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who we are and what we do

“Quality is a constant, not a variable.”

Café Steam is a locally-owned, independent coffee shop located a few minutes’ walk from Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. We opened January 13, 2015, with the vision to create a café that catered to the Rochester community and that could host meetings of students, business groups, and friends…maybe even a few first dates. We also wanted to have a place for local artists and musicians to showcase their creative talents.

We are committed to supporting businesses in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota, and are pleased to feature items from the following businesses at Café Steam:

Kappers Red Barn

Fresh hormone-free milk and cream

The Bee Shed

Local honey

Mandala Tea & Wellness

High Quality loose-leaf tea direct from China

Top Tier Delights

Bagels, cookies, muffins, brownies & other baked goods

Prescott’s

Scones

Spring Grove Soda Pop

Upscale soda pop

our baristas

Claire Hilton

Favorite Drink

Lazy Sunday

 

Favorite Album

Fleetwood Mac – Rumors

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Inventing new drinks, great live music, and of course working with my steam team family

Corrie Olson

Favorite Drink

Flat White + honey

 

Favorite Book

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Getting to know customers and anticipating their needs, memorizing drinks, reading moods…the realization that being a barista is more than knowing how to whip up a lovely cup of coffee, it’s also being a functioning facet of someone’s daily life, which gives me the opportunity to make the interaction personal and meaningful.

Lilly Schmidt

Favorite Drink

Green Needle Jasmine Tea

 

Favorite Movie

The Young Victoria

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Finding someones favorite drink and making them come back to the shop for it!

Maya Alfred

Favorite Drink

A smooth dark roast or an amaretto latte

 

Favorite Book

The Cider House Rules By: John Irving

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Making latte art creations, interacting with our unique, talented, and diverse customers, and always trying new things!

Mikayla Mtanous

Favorite Drink

Hot Apple Cider

 

Favorite Movie
The Great Gatsby

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Learning more about coffee and getting to know the customers!

Molly Joyce

Favorite Drink

Steamed cold press with soy & cinnamon

 

Favorite Book

Neuromancer, by William Gibson

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Learning about people through their drinks.

Nikola Hamilton

Favorite Drink

Flat White

 

Favorite Album

Led Zeppelin I

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Making awesome coffee and espresso drinks with awesome people for awesome people.

Paige Tierney

Favorite Drink

Flat White

 

Favorite Book

Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

I like working with people who don’t judge my coffee consumption.

Tina Day

Favorite Drink

Toss up between a delicious dry cappuccino, or a lightly almond-flavored flat white!

 

Favorite Album

Willow Smith – Ardipithecus

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

The connections I’ve made over a cup of coffee or tea is astonishing. I love being a bright part of someone’s day, as they are in mine!

Will Forsman

Favorite Drink

Drip Coffee

 

Favorite Movie

Lawrence of Arabia

 

Favorite part about being a Barista

Having an identity that embraces art and science equally.