Adily, Maddie, & Tony

Adily, Maddie, & Tony

If you walk into Roots on any given weekday, chances are you’ll see three students leaned over thick textbooks with caffeine nearby. Adily, Maddie, and Tony are 3rd-year medical residents at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. They began coming to...
Fireworks & Fireflies

Fireworks & Fireflies

Happy Fourth of July friends! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” The pursuit of Happiness....
Dan Hefferan

Dan Hefferan

Dan Hefferan only dropped one class in his college career at the University of Michigan. It was Introduction to Computer Science. Graduating with a degree in Economics, he now runs his own web design company.  Originally from Hudsonville, Dan went to Michigan for...
That Natural Awe

That Natural Awe

Summer is the prime season for exploring nature in Michigan. Yes, I know, there’s lots to explore in the winter, but let’s be honest, most outdoor adventures in the Mitten state happen in the warmth of summer. And man, there’s so much to explore! This state is FILLED...
Bree Bode

Bree Bode

Bree Bode had a relationship with the physical space of Roots before she became a patron of the coffee shop. Boomtown Church used to meet at Roots Brew Shop on Sundays. Bree attended Boomtown and immediately liked the cozy furniture. She began coming into Roots during...
Colin Wade

Colin Wade

Unlike many Roots regulars, Colin Wade didn’t grow up a Michigander. Born in Korea, he was adopted at three months old. His family lived in Seattle, Washington for nine years before spending the next nine years in Africa, India, and Nepal. Upon graduating high school,...

The Golden Hour of Stolen Moments

The morning golden hour. There’s something so encouraging about sunrise and the morning. (Especially in the summer, specifically while camping). The joy that can be found in the time when sleep still hangs over the world but the sun is shining. There isn’t much...
Hillary Morgan

Hillary Morgan

Before Roots was the shop we all know and love, it was a carpeted and wallpapered furniture showroom. And as the first hire, Hillary Morgan helped transform it into Roots Brew Shop. Hillary jokes that her back still hurts from tearing out the carpet and sealing the...
Roots Community – Thanks!

Roots Community – Thanks!

Gosh it feels good to be open again! Thanks for being patient with us this last week. What a wild year! You’ve probably heard that a million times over by now and yet it still rings true. (So help me if I hear the word ‘unprecedented’ one more time). No matter who we...
Steve Volkers

Steve Volkers

  Hey everyone, meet Steve. He is an inspiring and motivated man. He always has a smile on when he walks into the shop. Steve dedicated to people and we can see that from his time spent at Roots. We sat down and asked him a few questions: Sum yourself up in two...