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The Rise of Ascension Coffee in Dallas Continues Under New Leadership

Dallas-based Ascension Coffee is on a rocket-like trajectory this year as it opens or reopens Texas-sized retail locations, expands its roasting and culinary operations, and follows a new leadership team. One of the biggest changes is last month’s reopening of Ascension’s flagship retail shop in the Design District following a three-month hiatus for remodeling.
Roast Magazine
Roast Magazine
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Best Coffee Shop | Best of Dallas, Food & Drink, 2021

When you walk into any Ascension Coffee, what you might first notice are the tall glass kyoto towers. It's what baristas use to make the shop's Japanese iced drip coffee called a doki doki. For 12 hours, water drips onto a bed of coffee grounds and through a ceramic filter, making for a smooth, crisp flavor.
Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer
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A Dallas-Based Coffee Roaster Acquires Rare Yemeni Beans

Coffee aficionados are already aware of the company’s Cup of Excellence program, which allows the general public to sample some of the world’s best coffees. They don’t make money on these specially sourced beans ― it’s more of a service to their customers. A chance to enrich their coffee drinking knowledge and experience.
Paper City Magazine
Paper City Magazine
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Good Grub - Best of 2021

Sure, Ascension is a part of a six-location North Texas restaurant chain, but don’t hold that against it, because its Australian-inspired, regular breakfast menu offers fare for health-conscious fast-breakers and the greasy-spoon faithful alike.
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth Weekly
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Ascension Coffee’s Design District Space Reopens With a New Look and Culinary Direction

After a three-month hiatus to redesign its space, Ascension Coffee’s flagship location in the Design District has reopened. It’s doubled in size, taking over the former salon space next door, and launched a new evening dinner menu and brunch menu.
Paper City Magazine
Paper City Magazine
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Ascension Coffee plans to expand in Dallas after reopening pretty Design District shop

Jessica Keenan, who previously worked for Whole Foods’ coffee product Allegro, is leading the roastery efforts and continuing to buy small-batch coffees from all around the world, most recently from Yemen. Jason Connelly recently was the executive sous chef of the Adolphus in downtown Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News
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10 Fun Dallas Coffee Shops to Socialize, Caffeinate or Chill In

Each location of Ascension Coffee has its own look and vibe, but they all offer great coffee and notable food. Their recently released spring menu includes rosemary cheddar scones as well as delicious beverages including almond rose and salted vanilla cream cold brews.
Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer
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Ascendent Coffee

For all the great coffee shops Fort Worth now has to offer, few allow the option of transitioning from a cup of joe to beer or wine in the evening. Ascension Coffee offers a chill spot to mingle or work over a wide range of drink and food options.
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth Weekly
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Ascension is still D-FW’s biggest indie coffee company, even after closing 4 shops

“We actually used the pandemic as an opportunity to take a hard look,” says Bill Schaffler, who became president of Ascension in August 2019. The nine shops were built quickly, without a cushion for the crushing economic blow they didn’t see coming, he says.
The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News