The Coffee Ethic: Cup. People. Earth.

The Coffee Ethic: Cup. People. Earth.

From single-origin coffee roasted in house to a finely curated beer list and deliciously fresh pastries, The Coffee Ethic is a must-stop spot on the square in #downtownsgf.

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The Coffee Ethic


A perfect cup of coffee awaits.

It faces the heart of downtown Springfield; the Tumbler and crystal clear fountains steps away.

Since 2007, The Coffee Ethic has been committed to uncompromising quality and ethical business practice. It’s mantra is simple. “Cup. People. Earth.”

Single-origin coffees are roasted in-house, highlighting the flavor of the beans. Owner Tom Billionis says you can even taste the farmer’s work.
Once you step foot inside the café, it’s no surprise Business Insider listed The Coffee Ethic as Missouri’s best coffee shop.

It goes beyond the “mind-blowing” Cappuccinos, delicious baked goods, and a finely curated beer list — Billionis selects taps on flavor on regional scarcity.

There are tables and window bar surfaces created from salvaged Walnut; local art is scattered across the walls. An exterior patio faces the square with plant boxes green and lush. A newly installed bike rack at the south entrance allows actively commuting patrons security and convenience.

Friendly and knowledgeable shop baristas await. A great place to meet for business or friendship, work with a view or grab a cup of wake-me-up; grab your next coffee in #downtownsgf at The Coffee Ethic.

Owner’s Pick

coffee ethic - tom billionis

“I drink a lot of the drip coffee. We have single-origin coffee that we roast here. They’re kind of the real specialty item we have here because they really highlight the flavors of the coffee itself; the farmer’s work, and the growing region where it comes from.”

— Tom Billionis, The Coffee Ethic

Today’s Order

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coffee ethic - iced latte

As boasted on The Coffee Ethic’s website, the Cappuccino will blow your mind, but today’s mid-July heat neared triple digits. Something on ice was mandatory and the latté is one of the best around. The double shot of espresso was perfect to carry through the afternoon’s workload.

The chocolate brownie did not shy on rich flavor and provided a perfect afternoon snack before that afternoon meeting. Neither the brownie or the latté lasted too long.