The Coffee Haus Downtown Roasters

October 19, 2010


We've had many questions about our silent auction. If we continue the plan to conduct the silent auction, bidding will begin Wednesday morning and end Saturday afternoon. We'll be limiting items for auction to a few pieces of furniture and mementos.

If you are seriously interested in a specific piece of equipment or furniture, please send an offer to and we'll get in touch shortly if the item is available. Otherwise, stay tuned and I'll post the details of what is up for auction, shortly.

Information on our closing party/potluck can be found here.

October 5, 2010

A Letter to our Customers

Twelve months ago, Coffee Haus Downtown was working with architects and city employees on finishing the preliminary steps toward moving our shop. It was the biggest step we had taken since opening the coffee shop eight years ago. It was going to be a beautiful new shop in a restored historic building. We were all ready. It was the next step, a new beginning. Then there was Thanksgiving.

Thomas, my father, a husband, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, a grandfather, a friend, and the original owner of the Coffee Haus Downtown unexpectedly passed away last Thanksgiving. We were lost; do we just close shop? Do we stay open? How are we going to go on?

Well, we did go on. Cheyne and I were determined to do all we could [to not just keep this place alive but] to make it grow and thrive and be a place where more memories could be made. We made it almost a year before I had to make the toughest descision of my life, thusfar.

I have chosen to move on and start the next chapter of my life. Though we had great support from our loyal customers over the years (without whom we would not have lasted two years let alone eight), the coffee haus just was not sustainable, and the stress of maintaining it was killing me. Working against a changing economy, occupying an aging building, working with near-decade old equipment with no resources to address either problem or invest in the company, I knew it was time.

I will miss all of you, and I'm sorry to leave you. I'm ready to move on, and I hope you will find it in your hearts to let me. This place has given me the best eight years of my life. Through the Coffee Haus, I gained an even stronger relationship with my father, I met the love of my life, and cultivated relationships with really fantastic and generous people, too numerous to name.

Goodbye and thanks a million for the last eight years. I will never forget it.
-Thomas M Horton III

Our final open day will be Saturday, October 23rd. A few of our fantastic customers are planning a potluck in the shop that day. We welcome you to come and will share the details of that event, shortly. We are considering maintaining the roasting portion of our business but we have many details to work out on this next stage.

March 9, 2010

Directions & Parking

Street parking is available on Mesquite across from The Coffee Haus Downtown and along the south side of the building on South Street. There are also parking spots behind The Coffee Haus Downtown, marked "Landmark Building Parking"

The Coffee Haus Downtown started roasting our own beans in 2006, in order to created hand-crafted, freshly roasted coffee full of passion and flavor. Our coffees come from all over the world - Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia and India. On any given day, we offer more than 40 different varietals of coffee for you to choose from. So, take a look and let us know what you'd like to try - we'll grind it fresh for your cup and your cup alone.

Blending & Roasting

Truly great coffee is hard to find. Unique characteristics resulting from geography, as well as each farm's growing and harvesting techniques, profoundly impact the flavor of every bean.

Our blends are a culmination of art and science. Each is born from a creative spark and following this initial inspiration, our passion for the perfect cup takes over. the goal of our blending process is to create unique aromas and flavors that cannot be found in any single origin coffee.

A coffee's roast profile is as important to its final flavor as the natural characteristics found in each bean. Each coffee has an individual depth of roast where the flavor and aroma meet, becoming truly remarkable. For this reason, we do not limit ourselves to one roasting style. We believe that it takes all five senses to create the perfect roast profile.

Loose Leaf Teas

We also offer more than 30 different varieties of loose-leaf teas from Market Spice. From Gunpowder Green to comforting Chamomile, we have teas to soothe your mind and feed your soul.

January 1, 2010

In 2002, The Coffee Haus Downtown fired up the espresso machines as one of the first businesses to establish a presense during Arlington's downtown urban renewal. Known for its casual and comfortable environment, the Coffee Haus Downtown has quickly become a "third home" for Arlington residents.

Whether it's the early morning coffee snobs, the lunchtime business crowd or the evening student study groups, we offer something for everyone.

Patrons can enjoy a variety of freshly roasted coffee, premium loose-leaf teas and a full menu of pastries, sandwiches and desserts while relaxing on one of our comfy couches. But if you need to get some work done while you're here, that's okay too. The Coffee Haus Downtown provides all customers with free wifi.

The Coffee Haus Downtown takes environmental sustainability seriously. That's why we're proud to offer a selection of certified organic, fair trade and Rain Forest Alliance coffee beans. We're also a member of the Arlington Green Team, recycling everything we can and donating our used coffee grounds to the compost center.

If it's art you're interested in, we feature local artists and photographer on our walls in addition to offering all handmade items in our gift shop.

January 1, 1999