About Us

The Common Cup provides a comfortable space for students and community members to gather and work while enjoying quality crafted beverages. When you walk in the door one of our baristas will welcome you with a friendly smile. Because our community is very important to us, we use dairy products from Michigan's own Guernsey Farms, delightful tea from Ann Arbor's TeaHaus, and high quality coffee beans from Ypsilanti's Hyperion Coffee Company. Various milk alternatives are provided as well as non-coffee beverages to ensure each customer can find a drink perfect for their mood.

Our Vision

Partnering with University Lutheran Chapel, we strive to connect with the community in the unique ways a coffee shop allows. We aim to provide an irresistible environment to allow for a comfortable and relaxing place for everyone. Our space has what you need whether you are studying, spending time with friends, or working outside of a conventional office.

We offer drip brew coffee refills, free re-steeps on teas, and plenty of overflow tables throughout the building. With many comfortable seating options, we foster a homey environment . Be sure to check back through the school year to catch live music, canvas painting events, game nights, and more all provided for free to the community.

Brennan
Brennan
Barista

Brennan is a senior at the University of Michigan studying business. He enjoys playing and coaching Lacrosse and talking to people about Jesus.

Brennan’s Choice: Cafe Au Lait

Kenton
Kenton
Barista

Kenton is currently working on attaining his MBA from Concordia University.  He is known for being friendly, he even won a “Mr. Friendly” award in High School. 

Kenton’s Choice: Mocha (don’t forget the whip)

Jo
Jo
Barista

Jo is a Senior at Eastern Michigan University studying Geography and enjoys visiting new cities when his schedule allows.

Jo’s Choice: Iced Americano with a splash of Almond Milk

Karen Berger
Karen Berger
Ministry Manager

Karen has a degree in Stage Management from the University of Cincinnati. She enjoys utilizing her creativity from her theatre background to enrich The Common Cup.

Karen’s Choice: Strawberry Citrus Tea Spritzer

Keegan
Keegan
Barista

Keegan works as an engineer full time and as a barista on the weekend. He is very relaxed and aw man, he is just so chill.

Keegan’s Choice: Old College Chai

Jordan
Jordan
Barista

Jordan is a Senior at the University of Michigan. He loves being a team member at a ministry coffee shop and spends most of his free time with his wife.

Jordan’s Choice: Pour Over

Our Partnerships

Locally Roasted Coffee

We receive our beans from a local coffee roasting company, Hyperion Coffee Co. With a rotating stock of single origin beans, try coffee from farms all over the world.

Loose Leaf Tea

Our tea comes from a local business, TeaHaus. The owners of TeaHaus have meticulously cultivated a selection of only the highest quality tea.

More Than Coffee

The Common Cup is a ministry of University Lutheran Chapel. The goal when The Common Cup was created over 10 years ago was to create a space that could be open to the public 7 days a week. Thanks to ULC's vision, we continue to do exactly that. Follow the link below to learn more about the community at University Lutheran Chapel, gathering times, and involvement in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit communities.


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Contribute to our Mission

The Common Cup came into existence in 2006 to be a ministry of University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) to the Ann Arbor community. The Common Cup remains a large part of their ministry and strives to contribute to University Lutheran Chapel’s additional outreach ministries.

If you would like to contribute to our ministry through financial support, please give through University Lutheran Chapel's online system.


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