Fluid Coffee Bar

Where: 159 W. Lincolnway, in Valparaiso

If you're looking for nitro-infused coffee — a brew that resembles a stout beer like Guinness — look no further than Valpo's trendy coffee shop.

Fluid, which opened in the spring of 2016, features Intelligentsia coffee and the sort of ambience one might expect at a brewpub.

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“We’re not coffee snobs,” Chuck Scates, who shares ownership of the coffee bar with his wife, Alison Scates, said in 2016. “You’re welcome to have cream and sugar. But we are going to promote extremely good, high-end coffees.”

In addition to putting together tasty lattes, mochas and whatnot, Fluid hosts events for artists, writers and other creative types in the area. 

Alison Scates said the business features a different way of doing specialty drinks.

“It’s not a bunch of whipped cream and high fructose corn syrup, it’s getting those flavors out of the beans and enjoying real coffee,” she said in 2016. “It’s delicious.”

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