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How to Choose the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

How to Choose the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your special someone just how much you care. However, choosing the right gift can be overwhelming, especially when you want to make sure that it’s unique, thoughtful, and memorable.
The Coffee House Diaries 01.22.2002

The Coffee House Diaries 01.22.2002

We celebrate our twentieth anniversary this year. One day in April 2003, we served our first customer in our coffee shop in downtown Lima, Ohio at the corner of Market and West Streets. The Meeting Place on Market was born.
Happy to Be Highlighted by the US Chamber of Commerce

Happy to Be Highlighted by the US Chamber of Commerce

We were so excited to be highlighted this year as a finalist in the US Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards. Check out our video for the awards ceremony, and support small business in your community!
Santa coming to The Meeting Place on Market for Downtown Holiday Fest

Santa coming to The Meeting Place on Market for Downtown Holiday Fest

SANTA'S COMING!
Downtown Lima Inc. is hosting our Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 10am to 2pm at our member locations! 
Early Black Friday Sales Start Now; Enjoy Thanksgiving With Your Family & Friends (Now Trending)

Early Black Friday Sales Start Now; Enjoy Thanksgiving With Your Family & Friends (Now Trending)

We believe that Thanksgiving is meant for spending time with the people you care about, not for rushing from store to store. That is why we have al...
The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide The countdown is on!  Here are how many more shopping days you have left for your gifts to arrive in time for Christma...
Chamber University - When the Business Model No Longer Makes Sense

Chamber University - When the Business Model No Longer Makes Sense

Jennifer Brogee, CEO, The Meeting Place on Market will discuss examples of how The Meeting Place on Market pivoted a classic brick and mortar retail coffee shop into a diverse business with ecommerce, subscription, and coworking products and services; and how to assess the external environment - such as changing demand, shrinking margins, and increased competition.
The Meeting Place Coffee Launches on DoorDash Nationwide Shipping

The Meeting Place Coffee Launches on DoorDash Nationwide Shipping

The Meeting Place on Market has launched their line of handmade gift boxes containing coffee, baked goods, teas, and other unique items on DoorDash Nationwide Shipping. Customers can order gifts from The Meeting Place through the DoorDash app to ship to any address nationwide!
Press Release: Legacy Arts Announces Scholarship for Area Artists and Entrepreneurs

Press Release: Legacy Arts Announces Scholarship for Area Artists and Entrepreneurs

The Meeting Place on Market is proud to be a founding member of Legacy Arts, Inc., a non-profit formed in 2019 with the following goals:
  • Retain art & culture in the Lima community
  • Cultivate a creative economy
  • Showcase local talent
  • Build pride in the Lima community
  • Change people’s perception about the Lima community
Coffee Tasting Notes

Coffee Tasting Notes

When we teach coffee tasting at our shop, we use the attached notes to help our customers learn how to really taste the different varieties of coffee.
How to Brew Using a French Press

How to Brew Using a French Press

French Press Instructions:

  1. Heat water in kettle to boiling (measure water to match volume of French Press)
  2. Measure 1 oz. of coffee beans per 16 oz. of water.
  3. Grind coffee for a drip or French Press setting.
  4. Put coffee in French Press
  5. Add some hot water to coffee grounds and allow it to soak 1 minute.
  6. Add remaining water, stir, then cover with lid. Steep for 3 minutes.
  7. Slowly press lid to bottom and pour.
How to brew espresso with a Moka Pot | How to froth milk at home

How to brew espresso with a Moka Pot | How to froth milk at home

In college, I would invite my friends over and make them a mocha using my Moka Pot and hot chocolate. We had a lot of fun using this basic tool! - Jennifer