Small Business as Community Investment

Running a small business means making an investment in your community. That works out for the owners of Sagebrush Café who started their small business in 2009 with the express mission to play a role in the local community. June Milham and Eric Martin were both part of the community in the Quartz Hill area…

The Ultimate Coffee Challenge @ Sagebrush Cafe

The Ultimate Coffee Challenge is fun way to celebrate your love of all things Coffee, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s a contest. Time is your opponent. Get a game card and you have until the end of February to complete the track (which has 20 spaces). Don’t worry though. You have…

Coffee as Elixir of Community in John Steinbeck

Something John Steinbeck knew: Coffee is not just something we drink to stay awake – it’s something we do. It’s a way to be with other people. It’s communal. And this has always been the case. We can see it wherever we look at coffee history – in books that are all about coffee and…

What are the seasonal drinks for late winter?

New Drink Specials for the New Season (An Abbreviated List) Earl Grey Mountain Bourbon Caramel Latte Divinity Latte Maplenut Latte It’s My Lucky Day Blended Chocolate Ecstasy Blended Happy Heart Smoothie Dirty Brown Sugar Cinnamon Latte We’re also unveiling a never-before-seen Cold Brew drink – the Bourbony Cold Brew. And we’ve brought back the Natural…

Dream Symbols: What Coffee Means in Your Dreams

Coffee is something we think about a lot in our waking lives – brewing, sipping, sharing and enjoying – but coffee sometimes also appears in our dreams as a positive symbol of reflection and connection. The consensus on coffee as a dream symbol is that most often represents deep thinking, meditation, and reflection. And that…

Sagebrush Cafe – 2019 in 10 Pictures

The tenth year of Sagebrush Cafe was a momentous one, full of action, art, and coffee. Lots of coffee. We celebrated turning ten years old as a business in Quartz Hill by hosting a big Arts & Crafts Festival with participants from all over the Antelope Valley. We joined forces with Bravery Brewing to create The…

Ending the Year with a Bang

Ending the Year with a Bang December has been an active month here in Quartz Hill. With all the holiday festivities going on, we thought we’d add a few things of our own – a like a coffee cherry on top. Our first December event was the Giving Game, which quietly became a big deal…

The Giving Game at Sagebrush Cafe

The Giving Game is a game fashioned after the holiday spirit where patrons have a chance to both give and receive. First, it’s a way to pay it forward. You can buy a drink for someone else and leave the present on our “tag tree.” Then it becomes a way to get a surprise present….

Part of a New Antelope Valley

We opened in 2009 and since then a new eating and drinking scene has emerged in the Antelope Valley. It’s almost tempting to say we live in a new Antelope Valley because ten years ago there was no local craft brewing scene, Lancaster BLVD was still Lancaster Boulevard, a hum-drum downtown street with no art…

Getting coffee on your trip to the California Poppy Reserve

Headline: Sagebrush Cafe is the best place to stop for coffee on your way to the California Poppy Reserve. Also, not surprisingly, a morning coffee turns out to be the perfect complement to a trip to see the Poppies. As the Reserve’s official website points out, “Poppies open up in mid morning, and curl up…

Did Coffee Kill Beer Soup?

As world beverages go, coffee is a neophyte – not steeped in a long history, as it were, but as of now still fresh brewed and in the first flush of its aromatic, world-conquering glory. Did you know that the recorded history of tea goes back three thousand years earlier than the history of coffee?…

Thank you, Arabica!

In the 1970s, the arabica coffee bean emerged as the dominant force in American coffee and changed everything. Up to that point, robusta beans were likely to be what you’d sip in diners and dive-bars – and at home too. Café culture played a big role in flipping the script in American coffee by introducing…