By Matthieu Vollmer
MARSHFIELD — 1231 Coffee and Hot Dogs joined the Marshfield Mall last month where it serves a variety of freshly brewed coffee and diverse hot dogs.
“We pride ourselves in offering the best ingredients and the best preparation skills,” said Timothy Raymond, owner.
Raymond is a native of upper Michigan and has been a resident of Marshfield for nearly eight years. His family also owns and operates the Tika jewelry kiosk in the mall and the original location of 1231 Coffee and Hot Dogs in Houghton, Mich.
Raymond said that the business is family-run and employs about six individuals at the Marshfield location. The business plans to join the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the near future and has participated in the Wounded Warrior Project in the past.
Han Cheol, Raymond’s uncle, is a certified barista through the International Academy of Coffee and prepares the coffee at the establishment. He said that each type of coffee needs to be brewed at a different temperature.
For example, light roasts will be brewed at 90 degrees for a single origin coffee, whereas a medium roast will be brewed between 100 and 125 degrees. However, there are variations of brew temperatures for each roast depending on the origins of the beans.
“Every morning the staff tastes all of the coffee before it is sold,” said Raymond.
He further explained that the coffee comes directly from the roaster, which includes Wisconsin- and Chicago-based vendors. The coffee served is roasted no more than two days before being brewed and offered to customers.
1231 Coffee and Hot Dogs serves Klement’s sausage products, which include foot-long hot dogs, brats, Chicago style hot dogs, and other variations ranging in price from $2.50 to $5. According to Raymond, the variations of brats and hot dogs are a blend of cultural recipes with Asian influences such as Thai and Korean.
Raymond said that the cappuccinos and lattes are among the most popular items sold, second to the fully loaded nachos that include more than seven different toppings. 1231 also serves Italian sodas.
1231 Coffee and Hot Dogs is in the southwest end of the Marshfield Mall and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 906-201-1322 or find the restaurant on Facebook by searching “1231 Coffee + Hot Dogs and More – Marshfield Mall.”