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I don’t know about you, but when winter rolls around, it makes me want to go to a local coffee shop and have some nice, steaming-hot coffee or tea. Michigan has quite a few fantastic locally owned coffee shops.

Now, one popular Michigan-based coffee chain is getting some national attention. Chef Christina Russo of The Kitchen Community tells Eat This, Not That! that her favorite coffee shop it one that got its start in Michigan.

“Personally, I always need a coffee fix, especially after a long shift back in the day or before a long 12-hour shift,” says Chef Russo. “I love most of the chains but Biggby Coffee is a particular favorite.”

Biggby opened its first location in Lansing, Michigan, in 1995. Today, Biggby has greatly expanded and can be found in a dozen states throughout the U.S., including Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Indiana.

Eat This, Not That! notes that, “Along with having creative decadent lattes—like the Black Bear Latte, the Mellow Mochanut, and the Strawberry Puff—Biggby Coffee is also known for having a variety of specialty breakfast items, like their Maple Waffle Sandwich and the Tuxedo Muffin—a chocolate muffin topped with a chocolate chip cream cheese swirl.” They continue, “Biggby Coffee executives are also known for hunting for the best quality product across the globe—connecting with coffee farmers who are doing things right for their communities and the planet. They’ll feature different roasts based on the farm and share stories with all of their Biggby Coffee fans.” I’m happy to see this local favorite get some national attention. Find the full article from Eat This, Not That! here.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!