The Common Cup

Serving the Student Community

We come together serving you a great coffee and a space to gather. From a hello at the register to enjoying a hand crafted beverage, we hope The Common Cup will feel like a home away from home.

Whether you are stopping in briefly or settling in to study for hours, we're glad you're here.

Who We Are

Are you a parent of a student? Or do you have a friend in need of a pick me up gift? We now allow eGift Cards to be purchased to help you care for your students and friends from afar. This is all done through Square Register and is emailed immediately upon purchase.

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Crafting Great Experiences

Our mission is to create an excellent experience for each customer and we believe you deserve our best. While each item we serve has been prepared with care and patience, the ingredients play a major role in the final product.

We source our ingredients from local businesses providing high quality coffee, tea, and milk.

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Art on Display: Jim Rehlin

When he was a child, Jim was encouraged to paint by his grandmother, also an artist, who noticed his drawings and gave him a box of oil paints. At age 10, he took painting classes at Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh and continued to study art throughout school, earning a BFA from Wittenberg University. Jim found time to paint part-time, including some commissioned work, while pursuing a graphic design and illustration career. He initially worked at several ad agencies in Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor, and then established Rehlin Graphics / Creative Services agency, which he operated for over 20 years with SE Michigan clients. Refocusing full-time to fine art in 2014, Jim is honored to be displaying and selling his work via local and national exhibitions, galleries, art fairs, and commissions. Jim’s style is influenced by the light studies of the Impressionists, the pointillism of Seurat, and the brushwork of Van Gogh. Driven by abstract expressionism to move beyond purely representational images — to capture the underlying spirit and vitality of the subject — his approach has evolved into his energy style. Jim’s inspiration comes mainly from nature and the people and animals around him. For details about Jim’s gallery representation, other exhibitions, group membership, and more, click on his Artist Website link, below. Full Moon / Four Seasons series, 40 x 28 framed, acrylic-on-canvas paintings by Jim Rehlin (left to right): Autumn Maple / Full Moon, and Winter Spruce / Full Moon.

Please join Jim at his artist reception on Friday, February 8th, 5:30–7:30 pm.

Artist Website



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1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104