Monday, November 12th, 2018

Fall / Winter 2018 Hours

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Fall / Winter 2018 Hours

Mars Cafe (Drake Location – 2318 University)
Monday-Friday 6:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-8:00pm

Mars Coffee Bar (Raygun/East Village Location – 505 E Grand Ave / 5th St Entrance)
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Mars Side Bar (Capital Square Location – 400 Locust St / Walnut St Entrance)
Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-2:00pm

Daniel Bosman Explains How to Make the Perfect Chemex Pour Over

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Originally posted on 9/30/13 by Laura Billingsley on

Pour-over coffee might seem like a new trend, but it’s actually an old brewing method. Before electric coffee machines became common, the pour-over method was a simple system for making coffee with minimal equipment.

The search for pour-over coffee in Des Moines invariably leads to Mars Cafe in the Drake neighborhood and head barista Daniel Bosman. It’s a safe bet you don’t put as much time into thinking about your coffee as Bosman does. He knows a lot about coffee and about why most people are probably doing it wrong.

Do you freeze your coffee grounds?

“Please don’t do that,” he said.

Do you grind up a whole week’s worth of coffee and put it in a canister? According to Bosman (and most coffee experts) it’s best to grind beans just before brewing them.

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Host Your Event at Mars!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Interested in hosing an event at Mars? We are perfect for social gatherings, music, art show, wedding reception, birthday, movie premiere, Magic the Gathering tournament, etc.  Public events can be held at no charge, private events will incur a minimum order charge. If interested please email Justin for more information.


Chemex/V60 Pour Over Coffee

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Pour over coffee is a great way to experience the many subtleties from one roast to the next. Stop in and share a Chemex for two, or enjoy the slightly bolder flavor of brewing a cup of coffee with the Hario V60.