You can find The Coffee Haus Downtown Roasters on the first floor of the Landmark Building in downtown Arlington. Anyone from Arlington with the slightest taste for coffee knows about “The Coffee Haus.” It has been a staple of local Arlington coffee drinkers since it opened in 2002.
An eclectic hovel of local art and far away coffees, the Coffee Haus anchors a burgeoning downtown Arlington. The Landmark Building is a small, older office building next to the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, and across the street from First Baptist Church of Arlington, at the corner of Mesquite and South St. The Coffee Haus moved in near the beginning of Arlington’s downtown revitalization plans, and has since become a near spiritual experience for coffee lovers all over the city.
The “Roasters” in their name is no joke. They do, in fact, roast their own beans. Green, or unroasted, beans are brought in from all over the world, and mixed and roasted at the back of the shop by owner/manager Thomas Horton. This allows them to create a rotating variety of more than 20 blends at a time. When you add to that the more than 30 flavors of loose-leaf teas they have on hand, you find that the Coffee Haus offers you one of the best chances of finding your perfect drink.
If you like your coffee black, there is no better place to go than Coffee Haus. You choose your beans from any of their freshly roasted flavors, they grind them while you wait, then pour them through a cone coffee filter directly into your patiently waiting cup. They even repeat this process for any refills you get. Latte drinks like the Almond Moo, or the White Haus Mocha, are flavor intensive delights to the palette as well.
You can also try one of their many pastries, or a great sandwich on croissant or panini bread. Then, when you can’t restrain yourself any longer, get up and have a look around their arts and crafts on display, or for sale. If you’re from Arlington, there is a good chance you will catch a familiar face in the Coffee Haus and start up a great conversation. Or you can forego all of that, and just relax in one of their many comfy chairs. This is an option that seems to be lacking in many of our local coffee shops.
This shop, however, has almost everything you could ever want in a place to work, relax, meet with friends, or just smell those glorious beans roasting. If you ever have a chance to go, don’t miss out.
Also, if you can’t make it in, but would like to buy some of the best, locally roasted coffee beans in the DFW, then you can order some online at their blog or here.