Ugly Mugg is downtown Columbia, Missouri’s latest coffee option, but with a twist: alcohol. “We tried to make sure we had a different niche than other coffee shops in town,” says owner Jenny Thompson. Ugly Mugg offers a variety of hot and cold coffee and spirit concoctions. Thompson says the Northern Irishman, nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee with a house blend of rum (made with rum from local DogMaster Distillery and Jameson), has been the most popular drink.
For a boozy, caffeinated dessert, try the Salty Sea Turtle, a blended iced-coffee drink made with chocolate and caramel syrups, a house spirit created with DogMaster whiskey, and a whipped cream and pecan topping. Ugly Mugg also offers espresso, drip coffee, nitrogen-infused Black Ice Nitro cold brew, nitro Italian sodas and a selection of teas. You can grab Frannie Franks Coffee Cakes and B&B bagels every day of the week, too; on the weekends, Ugly Mugg features live blues or jazz.
Written by Lauren Miers. Photography by Aaron Ottis This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.