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Entertainment Editor — Grand Rapids Press, MLive

John Gonzalez is a Journalist, MLive Michigan's Best, baseball coach, Believer, husband,Dancing with the Stars fan, American Idol, pop culture guy.

Michigan's Best Coffee Shop: Top 10 list, plus Best of the Rest in pictures

mlive.com — John Gonzalez of MLive recently spent 5 days on the road visiting 22 coffee shops to come up with a Top 10 list. The finalists were chosen by readers of MLive.com through nominations and then several polls throughout the state. John traveled to these shops from Feb. 23-27, 2015.

Michigan's Best: What makes great coffee? 'Anatomy of a Jolt' and more!

mlive.com — It's pretty obvious the world in 2015 is enamored with the seeds found inside berries of the coffea plant, grown mainly in equatorial countries between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. The seeds - as legend has it - were first noticed by a 9th century Ethiopian goatherd when his goats became overly excited after eating the beans of the plant.

Michigan's Best Coffee Shop: Top 10 list, plus Best of the Rest

mlive.com — What makes a great coffee shop? It's hard to define because for some of us, it's all about pricing, for others it's about convenience and for others it's about the experience: you know, the "hipster" coffee shops where a barista heats the water to a perfect 200-202 degrees, then takes 3-4 minutes to "pour over" that water onto freshly ground coffee from exotic-sounding regions in countries such as Colombia, Ethiopia or Ecuador.

Mega Millions numbers for March 3; tonight's Powerball jackpot at $90 million

mlive.com — No one matched the winning Mega Millions numbers on March 3, 2015, increasing the next jackpot to $20 million. The Mega Millions numbers for March 3: 09-11-42-44-50 The Gold Mega Ball: 03 The Megaplier: 4 It was the 1st drawing since a ticket holder from New York won $127 million on Feb.

Michigan's Best Coffee Shop: 22 drinks not to miss

mlive.com — John Gonzalez of MLive recently spent 5 days on the road, visiting 22 coffee shops in his search for Michigan's Best Coffee Shop. In anticipation of Top 10 list, which will be revealed March 5, here are some of the more memorable drinks at each stop.

Michigan's Best Coffee Shop: The 9 roasters we met on our trip

mlive.com — John Gonzalez of MLive visited 22 coffee shops in his search for Michigan's Best Coffee Shop. Of those 22, he discovered that 9 of the finalists roasted their own beans. Here are photos from the trip. The Top 10 will be revealed March 5, 2015.

Make it a LaughFest weekend: Top things to do in Michigan (March 3-8)

mlive.com — Yes, it feels like spring. Why do I say that? That's because the popular "Butterflies Are Blooming" exhibition at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids just opened this weekend and will continue through April 30. And it's always a very tropical 85 degrees in the conservatory! More info at meijergardens.org.

Michigan's Best Coffee Shop: What we have planned this week!

mlive.com — John Gonzalez of MLive stopped at Ella's Coffee & Cuisine in Lowell to learn more about the popular coffee shop. He was doing some last-minute research as he gets ready to reveal the Michigan's Best Coffee Shop Top 10. He plans a couple releases on March 3 and March 4.

Madonna Tour 2015: 'Rebel Heart' 35-city tour includes Oct. 1 date at Joe Louis Arena

mlive.com — Do you think Madonna will ditch the cape on her newly announced 35-city "Rebel Heart" world tour 2015? Fresh off a couple notable performances at the Grammys 2015 and the Brit Awards 2015, where she fell after getting caught on a cape, the singer has just announced her new tour, according to Madonna.com.

One Well Brewing at Michigan Winter Beer Festival 2015 - Video

videos.mlive.com — John Gonzalez of MLive, who just completed his search for Michigan's Best Coffee Shop, stumbled upon One Well Brewery, which debuted a coffee/doughnut beer at the Michigan Winter Beer Festival. The Kalamazoo brewery made the beer with Sweetwater's cake doughnuts, and a Bali Blend coffee from Water Street Coffee Joint.
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Mar 05, 2015

@FreightersPH Thanks for the follow. I hope to stop by this spring.

Mar 05, 2015

@Mission_Point Thanks for the follow. Can't wait to see you this summer.

Mar 05, 2015

RT @EatatState: Warm up with a small Sparty's coffee for only $0.49 today, 2-5 p.m. Just mention this tweet! #MSU

Mar 05, 2015

RT @SaugatuckUG: @MichiganGonzo Come visit us across the street when you are done & check out our Roasting facility! We provide SBC & Brew …

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