Maeva's

Alton's Only Independent Coffee Shop

Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, April 4th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here (or during business hours at the shop):

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Writers of the Riverbend: Mix & Mingle

Writers of the Riverbend will take place on Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm.

This is a FREE mingle event.

Readers: Come support local authors and discover what works are being created right in your community!

Creators: Preregister here for free space to sell and promote your craft!

Published or unpublished, all authors, graphic novelists, poets, wordsmiths, ghost writers, editors, creators, and book lovers are welcome. Come connect with new fans, network with other creators, promote your projects, and be a part of the community!

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, April 25th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here (or in person at Maeva's):


Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

Market! Market!

Market! Market! RETURNS!!!!!!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, March 14th from 6pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 5:15PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here:

Dec
24
Jan 1

Closed for Christmas/New Year!

Maeva's Coffee will be closing at 3pm Saturday, December 24th and reopening at 7am Monday, January 2nd! Light and love to you and yours.   

Nov
24
Nov 25

Closed for Thanksgiving!

We'll miss your face, too <3 Maeva's Coffee will be closed November 24th & 25th so that we can spend time visiting family and friends, stuffing our faces with good food, and recovering from a turkey hangover. See you Saturday Nov. 26th when we reopen at 7am!

Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Latte Art Throwdown!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting a Latte Art Throwdown benefitting The Nature Institute on THURSDAY, NOV. 10TH!

We are happy to feature Lance Hedrick (from Dr. Beans in Memphis TN) will be joining and competing against area baristas in this event. 

Spectators:
Donation Based Pay-What-You-Can Entry. Doors open at 6pm. Competition starts at 7pm and is expected to run until 10PM. Beer, Food, + Beverages included

Baristas:
Bracket sign up at 6pm. Bracket space is limited for time considerations. CASH PRIZES (100/50/25) will be awarded to the top three competitiors PLUS swag from area businesses (TBA). Donation required for entry. 

Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

MUD PARTY

Join yours hosts at Cloud Studios at Maeva's Coffee Thursday, November 3rd for a night of food, beverages, and mud. A select group of talented potters will be showcasing and selling handmade tea & coffee wares. Event runs 6pm-9pm.

Free and open to the public- food and beverages provided through Maeva's Coffee complimentary of Cloud Studios.

Oct
25
5:00 pm17:00

Market! Market!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, October 25th from 5pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 4:30PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation. Tables may be reserved here: 

 

Tables may be reserved via cash/credit in Maeva's Coffee during business hours. 

Oct
14
Oct 16

Wet Plate Photo Event with Jennifer Ickes

Works above copyright Jennifer Ickes, JMI Photo.

Jennifer Ickes of JMI Photography will be setting up her portable darkroom at Maeva's Coffee to produce original wet plate photos on tin. This type of photography hails from the 19th c. and involves the physical art of pouring chemicals onto tin plates and producing portraits through a long exposure technique. The results are often unpredictable- as the process is highly susceptible to small changes in temperature and light. However, the process guarantees a portrait with raw beauty and dimension like no other. 

This is a rare opportunity to have a portrait taken that is not only a work of art- but a work of history. If you are looking for unique portraits to send with your Christmas cards this year, or a beautiful tin plate to gift to a loved one, you cannot miss this! 

Because of this process' sensitivities to natural light, only afternoon sessions are available. Each $20 session includes a digital file of your photos (between 1-3 per session). Professional quality prints or the original tin plate can be purchased, unmounted or mounted for display, for an extra fee at the time of the sitting. 

To book, reserve a space below. THEN EMAIL US (at maevascoffee@gmail.com) to confirm a time on the day book:

Friday, Oct 14th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Saturday, October 15th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

Sunday, October 16th (available on the hour between 10am-2pm)

NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS:

Booking includes 45 min setting session with a maximum of 4 people to a group.

This process requires PATIENCE. Science takes time! Tests shots and adjustments may be needed prior to getting a good shot. Only expect one photo per session. 

This process requires subjects to sit still for upwards of 20 seconds- so please keep this in mind if you intend on participated with children. 

Digital files of photos taken are included in the booking fee. 

Wondering how the process works? Check out this video below:

Oct
9
4:00 pm16:00

After Hours Life Drawing

Life Drawing event after hours from 4pm-6pm.

$10 entry, artists under 18 years admitted when accompanied by a parent or guardian also registered for this event. Semi-nudity of male and/or female body types may be present. 

Unlimited drip coffee included. 

Bring your own materials. Basic sketch paper and charcoal available for sale at the event.

Limited to 20 participants. Reserve your space here:

 

 

We are seeking TWO PAID MODELS for this event. All people of all types are welcome to apply. Please send FULLY CLOTHED full body photo + contact information to maevascoffee@gmail.com (Subject: Model). Must be able to hold still poses for 15 minutes and be comfortable with semi-nudity. $50 per model compensation. 

Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Sugar Skull Decorating Event

Advanced Reservation HIGHLY RECOMMENDED- Supplies Will Be Limited.

Maeva's Coffee kicks off the Dia de los Muertos season with an authentic sugar skull decorating party! 

Everyone will be provided with a 4 x 5" handmade, blank sugar skull and colorful supplies to decorate. Participants are encouraged to bring in photos and share their stories of those who have shaped their lives and have since passed on. 

Recommended for ages 12+. $15- Reserve Online or In Shop before Noon, Wednesday October 5th. Seating and supplies are NOT guaranteed without prior reservation, space is limited. 

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Oct
4
5:00 pm17:00

Market! Market!

Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, October 4th from 5pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 4:30PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation.  Reserve a table here:

 

Tables may be reserved via cash/credit in Maeva's Coffee during business hours. 

Oct
2
3:00 pm15:00

Community Business Series: Business Plan Basics

 

Ages 15+. Great for folks looking to start a side business! 

Whether you are writing a plan to pitch your start up to a venture capitalist or evaluating the direction of your present company, business plans are the entrepreneur's best friend. When smartly created, a business plan can help you communicate your ideas to interested investors, bring focus to the growth of your business, and inspire you to create, build, and achieve more. 

This class will teach the basics of both writing a full plan for a new business and a condensed directional plan for already established ventures. You'll walk away knowing:

- How to use a business plan as a tool for growth

- How to write your plan for the best impact on your audience (private investors, banks, or yourself!)

- The components of a business plan: Where should you focus and what you should skip

- Simple steps for professional formatting and presentation

This course takes place SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd from 3-6pm and includes two hours of content with one hour of discussion following. Participants will leave with original spiral-bound coursework complete with content from actual business plans. Course size is limited to 10 participants and cost is $27 preregistered before Sept 15th, $45 post. 

 

Meredith Elliott is a entrepreneur with a BA in Economics and a passion for start ups and small businesses. For five years, she has been independently aiding other business owners with marketing and branding through her company Elliott&Moose while growing The Milton Schoolhouse incubator and Maeva's Coffee

 

Sep
25
4:30 pm16:30

Barista Basics: Part Two- The Perfect Milk

Maeva's Barista Trainer and Beverage Specialist Matthew Hebblethwaite leads this hands-on barista basics course. This training course is the same material used to train our own baristas in the foundational knowledge behind crafting quality beverages and is perfect for new baristas, baristas who wish to switch their employment from a commercial to craft coffee business, or those who wish to enhance the experience of their own coffee house by learning the dynamics of pulling quality beverages. This course assumes you have little to no experience using a manual/semi automatic machine and will be taught on our 2014 La Marzocco Linea PB using manual settings and our Mahlkonig K 30 Twin grinder. 

 

Part Two of this two part session covers the basics of milk steaming and texturing. No shot pulling will be covered in part two- please see Part One for the science of espressoIn this hands-on course, you will learn:

- a basic introduction to the components of milk and the science behind how its structure is changed with the addition of steam/heat

- the perfect temperature and stretch ratio for common cafe beverages

-the basics behind steaming and preparing beverages with common whole milk alternatives (skim, almond, soy)

- proper milk portioning for waste control

- lots of milk steaming practice

 

All product costs are covered in the registration fee. Session is limited to 5 participants to allow for machine experience. Limited one-on-one machine practice available immediately following the course.  

Reserved your space here or in shop at the counter of Maeva's Coffee:

 

For an additional 20 minutes of individual machine time guided by Matt, reserve here (only available with the purchase of Barista Basics, Part One or Two):

Sep
18
4:30 pm16:30

Barista Basics: Part One- Espresso and the Science of Shot Pulling

Maeva's Barista Trainer and Beverage Specialist Matthew Hebblethwaite leads this hands-on barista basics course. This training course is the same material used to train our own baristas in the foundational knowledge behind crafting quality beverages and is perfect for new baristas, baristas who wish to switch their employment from a commercial to craft coffee business, or those who wish to enhance the experience of their own coffee house by learning the dynamics of pulling quality beverages. This course assumes you have little to no experience using a manual/semi automatic machine and will be taught on our 2014 La Marzocco Linea PB using manual settings and our Mahlkonig K 30 Twin grinder. 

 

Part One of this two part session covers the basics of espresso. No milk will be handled in Part One. In this hands-on course, you will learn:

- a basic introduction to the functions of the machine

- the terminology of shot pulling and espresso

- the science behind perfect extraction and how it is achieved 

- dialing in the grind

- tamping

- how to adjust for under/over extraction and different roast profiles of espresso 

- bar cleanliness and efficiency 

 

All product costs are covered in the registration fee. Session is limited to 5 participants to allow for machine experience. Limited one-on-one machine practice available immediately following the course.  

Reserved your space here or in shop at the counter of Maeva's Coffee:

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

For an additional 20 minutes of individual machine time guided by Matt, reserve here (only available with the purchase of Barista Basics, Part One or Two):

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Sep
13
5:00 pm17:00

Market! Market!

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Maeva's Coffee will be hosting an open neighborhood exchange inside the public hallway at The Milton Schoolhouse on Tuesday, Sept 13th from 5pm-8pm. Bring your art, goods, your garage sale stuff, your extra produce! Come mix, swap, and sell with your friends and neighbors!

VENDORS:   All types of art, crafts, produce, antiques, vintage wares, stuff, etc. is welcome. Due to health department constraints, PREPARED OR ASSEMBLED FOOD/BEVERAGE MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE (email: maevascoffee@gmail.com to request). 

Tables and table coverings are provided- you are welcome to bring a table covering if you please. Some stools/chairs are available. Wi-Fi from Maeva's is available for running phone-based credit processing apps. 

Set up and table claim BEGINS AT 4:30PM (no sooner). Tables are first come/first serve basis.

One table per person- each space is approximately 4x8' but may have slight variation. Tables may be reserved here: 

Tables may be reserved via cash/credit in Maeva's Coffee during business hours. 

Jul
17
12:00 pm12:00

Open Bluegrass Jam

Open Bluegrass Jam, Noon until around 2pm.

 

Free and Open to the Public. All skill levels and traditional acoustic bluegrass instruments are welcome (guitars,  upright and acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, etc).  Hosted by Matt McGibany, Dusten Greer, and Troy Brenningmeyer on a general rotation.

 

Never played at an open bluegrass jam? See the guidelines to know what to expect!

Jul
1
Jul 4

MAEVA'S COFFE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION!

FRIDAY JULY 1st- MONDAY JULY 4th

Maeva's Coffee will be closing at 10pm THURSDAY JUNE 30th and reopening at 7am TUESDAY JULY 5th. We'll miss you, too!

 

 

 

 

Jun
19
12:00 pm12:00

Open Bluegrass Jam

Open Bluegrass Jam, Noon until around 2pm.

 

Free and Open to the Public. All skill levels and traditional acoustic bluegrass instruments are welcome (guitars,  upright and acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, etc).  Hosted by Matt McGibany, Dusten Greer, and Troy Brenningmeyer on a general rotation.

 

Never played at an open bluegrass jam? See the guidelines to know what to expect!

May
22
12:00 pm12:00

Open Bluegrass Jam

Open Bluegrass Jam, Noon until around 2pm.

 

Free and Open to the Public. All skill levels and traditional acoustic bluegrass instruments are welcome (guitars,  upright and acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, etc).  Hosted by Matt McGibany, Dusten Greer, and Troy Brenningmeyer on a general rotation.

 

Never played at an open bluegrass jam? See the guidelines to know what to expect!

May
21
4:30 pm16:30

Open Bluegrass Jam

Open Bluegrass Jam, Noon until around 2pm.

 

Free and Open to the Public. All skill levels and traditional acoustic bluegrass instruments are welcome (guitars,  upright and acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, etc).  Hosted by Matt McGibany, Dusten Greer, and Troy Brenningmeyer on a general rotation.

 

Never played at an open bluegrass jam? See the guidelines to know what to expect!

May
15
12:00 pm12:00

Open Bluegrass Jam

Open jam time. Hosted by Matt McGibany from noon to approximately when Maeva's is closed. Out on the patio if it's nice; inside the main hall if it rains. Everyone welcome. 

Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Thanksgiving Latte Art Throwdown benefiting The Nature Institute!

Sweet Maeva is hosting a Latte Art Throwdown to benefit The Nature Institute! 

For Competitors: 

Prizes- 1st place ($100 + Swag and coffee from Maevas and Goshen), 2nd place (Swag and coffee from Maevas and Goshen), 3rd place (Swag and coffee from Maevas and Goshen)

***Donation based entry fee 

***Bracket sign up at 6pm, pouring begins at 6:45

For Everyone:

Donation requested for entry if you are not competing. Free drip coffee and snacks compliments of Maeva's Coffee and free beer from Templar Brewing Co! Doors open at 6pm.

Never been to a Latte Art Throwdown?

Come watch our region's best baristas compete for pride and cash as they pour in a fast paced, single elimination bracket in front of a panel of judges (judges TBA).  Think Zoolander 'walk off' with latte art....

 

 

 

Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Maeva's Patio Kickstarter Completion Party!

Maeva's Coffee will be closed to the public (and closed for business) at 6PM.

It's the party you've been waiting for! This GUEST LIST ONLY party celebrates the completion of the patio. Doors open at 7pm for contributors to the Maeva's Patio Expansion Kickstarter + special guests.

Indoor + outdoor with a Dia de los Muertos theme- black attire suggested. All inclusive, live entertainment. 

Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Friendly Neighborhood Chess Tournament!

Join your friends and neighbors in a civilized battle to the death as you compete to become the champion of all! 

Maeva's Coffee will be holding a bracketed neighborhood chess tournament on the evening of Tuesday, September 29th. The tournament is free to enter. Game play begins at 6pm. The champion will receive a $20 gift certificate and the adoration of all! 

Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Secret Stash Cupping with Goshen Coffee

The folks from Goshen Coffee will be stopping by at 7PM at Maeva's to host a FREE cupping of select Secret Stash Coffees, fresh from the roastery. 

We've been sampling Goshen's Secret Stash coffees for months behind the counter, and we're releasing them to you as part of our autumnal offerings. These limited lot, light roast coffees are exceptional quality with deep and complex flavor profiles. This free event will open your eyes to the true flavor than can be achieved with coffee alone when it is put into the right hands. 

Be prepared to fall in love this autumn. <3

Sep
21
7:00 am07:00

Autumn Seasonal Menu Change!

 

The autumn season is upon us- and it beckons you to enjoy the warmth of our autumn seasonal special! Stop in for promotions on cleverdripper & french press featuring Goshen's superb Secret Stash offerings, our organic homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hot Chocolate, and more! 

 

Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Maeva's Open Mic Night with Biff K'Narly!

Biff is back to host another open mic night featuring your friends and neighbors! Have something to say? Bring what you want- share with the world! Original Music, Poetry, Comedy, Drama, Dance....all things welcome. 

Open mic from 7pm to close, sign ups on day of. 

Aug
25
5:30 pm17:30

Friendly Neighborhood Chess Tournament!

Join your friends and neighbors in a civilized battle to the death as you compete to become the champion of all! 

Maeva's Coffee will be holding a bracketed neighborhood chess tournament on the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. The tournament is free to enter. Game play begins at 6pm. The champion will receive a $20 gift certificate and the adoration of all! 

Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Faux Bunyon & Krafthaus Send Off Party and Art Auction!

Faux Bunyon is starting a new era life in St. Louis and, to celebrate, is hosting an awesome party for the entire neighborhood! Music, friends, and otherwise awesome closing show! All art on display (and more!) will be auctioned at 8pm. If you've enjoyed this show, here's an opportunity to support an incredible local artist, snag yourself some wonderful original illustration, and enjoy the deliciousness of Maeva's!

Jul
11
Jul 18

Bastille DayWeek at Maeva's!

Stop by in our shop any time July 11th through the 18th and celebrate French Independence with Maeva's Coffee! Our bakery display will be filled with a selection of delicious croissants, tart tatin, baked donuts and more from guest baker Hannah Burns. PLUS, our quiche goddess Dene't Anderson will be cooking up a special selection of rich, european inspired quiche for the holiday.