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Our story

Houston, founder of HWMR and the Houston White brand of lifestyle goods, and Dan, founder of Dogwood Coffee Co., first met over and about coffee in 2015. Houston shared his vision of bringing specialty coffee to North Minneapolis. His personal experience with specialty coffee was that it was neither welcoming nor diverse.

Together, we're changing that.

We’ve been busy exploring, imagining, listening, sharing, learning and building. The Get Down Coffee Co. is not just a coffee shop. It's a coffee company, roasting and selling its own coffee with a goal to build its own roasting facility in North Minneapolis within five years.

As the owner and leader of The Get Down, Houston is building his team from within the North Minneapolis community. He leads The Get Down in ways that honor his core belief in the power of human connection and cultural collision.

For Dogwood, the best metaphor is that The Get Down is a sibling, openly sharing knowledge, experience, people, resources, relationships, facility and equipment.

The Get Down currently roasts out of Dogwood’s facility in Northeast Minneapolis, with the first retail coffee bar located within the new Houston White HQ at 1500 North 44th Avenue, MPLS.