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Pour Coffee House – DiscoverNEPA Coffee Club

Welcome to the DiscoverNEPA Coffee Club, a series for anyone who loves the smell of freshly roasted beans and the warmth of a steaming mug in their hands. We’re visiting NEPA’s local coffee shops and giving you an inside look at all they have to offer, from handcrafted drinks to cool spaces to work and hang out. Join us and discover your new favorite spot for a caffeine fix.

Local People, Local Products, Local Pride

 

Wake up and warm up at Pour Coffee House.

When Pour Coffee House in Wilkes-Barre was for sale, Drew Long told his wife, Stacy, that he was “just going to reach out and see what happens.”

Fast forward to November 2019, and that simple request had turned into a reality. The Longs worked in local coffee shops throughout their lives, so taking over Pour was a dream come true.

If you’re already a regular, you’ll still find all of Pour’s staples, like the unbeatable coffee from La Colombe and the local art displays. But the new owners have a lot of exciting changes in store too, from new menu items to locally sourced snacks. So pack up your laptop for a work session, or grab a friend for a coffee date. We’re about to take an inside look at all this cool café has to offer.

 

There’s So Much to Talk About… But First, Coffee

 

 

Pour has your order covered, from cozy espresso drinks to crisp cold brew.

Pour serves coffee from La Colombe, a sustainable roaster based in Philly. Pour is one of the only cafés in NEPA where you can get your hands on their famous brews. That being said, you can’t go wrong with a cup of Corsica, which Pour uses as their house blend. The darker roast, bold favor and notes of cocoa are just what we need to take on the day.

Pour still serves all the espresso drinks we love, but they’ve added some new items to the menu too, like iced coffee and cold-pressed espresso. The white mocha is another newcomer, featuring the perfect balance of creamy foam, smooth white chocolate and rich espresso. The baristas also whip up fun specialty drinks. When we visited, they were serving “His and Hers” lattes just in time for Valentine’s Day.

In addition to the coffee, Pour also offers local drinks from Counterpart Kombucha and Spot of Tea.

 

A Taste of NEPA

 

 

Pour offers more local treats and vendors than ever before.

One of the biggest changes at Pour is their selection of local goodies.  Don’t worry—Something Special in Kingston still keeps the bar stocked with treats like cupcakes, scones and those dreamy cinnamon rolls. But Pour has also expanded to offer bagels from Bakery Delite in Plains (if that name doesn’t immediately make your mouth water, then you don’t know what you’re missing). Cookies from Will Love Stella in Dallas and Simply Delicious Desserts in Mountain Top will make your daily coffee run a bit sweeter, while healthy options like homemade granola bars and tasty energy bites are the perfect snack.

While you’re there, stock up on goods from local vendors like chocolates from Fuller’s Candies in Wilkes-Barre and honey from The Beekeeper’s Daughter in Plains.

 

Every College Town Needs a Cool Coffee Shop

 

 

A historic space, local artwork and a sense of community make Pour a staple in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Pour is on North Main Street, right between Public Square and King’s College. Located in the historic Polish Union Building, the shop definitely nails that trendy, coffee shop vibe with its industrial accents and artsy décor. “We want people to walk in and feel cool. You actually get cooler when you come here,” Drew joked.

Pour attracts plenty of students (pro tip: they accept King’s Cash), but it’s not all about caffeine-fueled study sessions. It’s the kind of place where you’ll see people holding a business meeting at one table and friends chatting over coffee at another. It’s even pet friendly.

“We’ve been NEPA people our whole lives. It’s great to get into the community and meet people,” said Stacy. And within a few months since taking over, the Longs have certainly built up a community presence. They’ve continued Pour’s tradition of the Artist of the Month, where local artists display their work in the shop. They’re also getting involved in the downtown community by sponsoring events like the Renal Race and the Wilkes-Barre Half-Marathon.

If you haven’t visited in a while, come try out the new drinks and treats. And if you’ve never stopped by, it’s time to take a stroll and discover your new go-to spot.

 

Must Try:

White Mocha – Smooth, creamy white chocolate balanced with rich espresso; just right on the sweetness scale
Corsica – Pour’s house blend; a bold, dark roast with warm notes of cocoa
Cold-Pressed Espresso – Robust, specialty-grade cold brew

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