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Coffee break offers savory flavors

Deans Coffee Break 07Tasty treats played a starring role at the dean’s holiday coffee break on Dec. 16, and the beverages were better than ever thanks to It’s A Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum.

This friendly new neighbor, located next to the DART Green Line’s Baylor Medical Center Station, generously donated the 11 gallons of coffee that were served at the event.

The coffee house is open daily serving espressos, lattes, pastries, sandwiches and more, but it also serves a higher purpose. This Deep Ellum establishment and Chill Bubble Tea in North Dallas are managed by the Demeter Project, a business experiment in applied ethics that is passionate about improving the way companies do business in Dallas and creating positive change in the neighborhood.

“I see It's A Grind as a good fit with the healing environment of Baylor across the street,” says Serena Simmons Connelly, owner of the Demeter Project. “As a Demeter Project venture, we are improving the lives of our staff with a living wage and the lives of our visitors with a positive atmosphere.

Deans Coffee Break 02“Plus, our coffee is extraordinarily good and will put you in good spirits!” continues Connelly. “We want to be a refuge for the Baylor staff, students and patients and their families when they need a break.”

It’s A Grind Coffee House features a patio, a community room for groups and meetings, free WiFi and a weekly story time for the “Little Beans.”

When you visit, bring your ID badge: Students and employees of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry receive a 10 percent discount.