Transmission from Mission Control

Fall has brought the fruits of some creative collaborations seeded earlier in the season. It’s always so inspiring to see what can be created when a group of individuals, with a variety of artistic talents, join forces. We had the honor of collaborating on a  bodaciously-styled photoshoot, which was recently featured on Wedding Day Magazine’s blog! Thanks so much to all the […]

Coffee and Collaboration: Northern Michigan Style

Life is full of celebratory moments, and coffee is one of those universal beverages that brings people together in magical ways. Nothing brings us more joy than the opportunity to serve incredible coffee and toast life’s memorable moments, so when we had the chance recently to come together with an all-star cast of creative industry professionals, to create a show-stopping […]

Up North Pride Week 2017

Planetary Coffee is all about inclusivity. We consider ourselves allies for all those who identify as queer, bi, trans, gay, lesbian, or otherwise marginalized  by color, gender or sexuality. This Sunday, June 25th, we will be marching in UpNorth Pride’s  4th annual Up North Pride Rally and Visibility March, and Emily and her dance troupe are honored to have the opportunity […]

Coffee-Inspired Animation

On the days when Erik’s been operating our-up shop this winter, he’s been putting together these great little paper animations as videos to post on our Instagram and Facebook pages. They are cute, playful, and a fun way to vary our social media content. We wanted to bundle them here on our blog for you to access at your convenience. For those about to […]

Cold Brew Coffee: It’s So Hot Right Now

Just wanted to make a quick introduction to how we prepare some of our non-traditional latte drinks here at Planetary Coffee. Since launching our little coffee shop on wheels this past August, we have taken a very coffee-forward approach to our menu. We designed our offerings from this angle partly due to curiosity and inquisitiveness, but mostly out of necessity, due to the limited scope of […]

Planetary Coffee Buildout Phase 1

  In mid-March 2016, we took our little rover down to Kingsley where we left it in the capable hands of the hard-working folks at Paul’s Auto & RV  The first thing we wanted to tackle was updating the existing serving window. It was lacking in both functionality and security. Say hello to the  super sleek serving window expertly installed at Paul’s. […]

Meet the “Examiner”

Through some accidental Googling, we recently stumbled across the original sales listing for our step van prior to the previous owner who we purchased it from. We are so pleased to introduce to you Planetary Coffee’s trusty steed, the Examiner 1. This cute little trooper made it clear across the country from the Golden State to end up here in our beloved home of Michigan, […]


Planetary Coffee is a mobile coffee experience coming to the Traverse City area this summer! We will be serving the world’s finest coffees from Halfwit Coffee Roasters, as well as seasonal selections from a rotating cast of excellent roasters. We are currently in the build out stages of our truck. Big things are happening! Follow us on social media for more updates […]