Community Composting Center Opens Downtown Des Moines

DSM Brew Coffee Co. and Homes 4 My Peeps are excited to launch the Community Composting Center™ to kickoff International Compost Awareness Week. A ribbon cutting for the Community Composting Center will be held Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:30am with Mayor Frank Cownie and other community leaders.

The Community Compost Center is a free drop off location for residents in downtown Des Moines to leave compostable waste. All waste MUST be bagged in compostable waste bags and left in one of the storage containers. The center is housed in the orange steel storage unit on the patio of DSM Brew at the corner of 3rd and Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy is downtown Des Moines.

Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away and should be composted instead.

“We formed a partnership with Homes 4 My Peeps during our search for sustainable methods to dispose of used coffee in the downtown environment,” said Michael Bowser, Managing Partner of DSM Brew. “H4MP provides a compost collection service that returns compostable waste to Empowerment Gardens in the Des Moines metro. We’re thrilled to open up composting to downtown Des Moines.”

Residents or businesses interested in having their compostable materials picked up directly may contact David Houston with Homes 4 My Peeps at david@homes4mypeeps.org or 515-867-0029.

Win Free Coffee for a Year

DSM Brew is pumped to be the Free Coffee for a Year sponsor at the 3rd Annual Coffee & Donut Festival Des Moines. Learn more and sign up here.

  • Stop by the Store
  • Visit us at the Coffee and Donut Festival.
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Download our App
  • Check in to DSM Brew
  • Follow us on Twitter

Enjoy all things coffee and donuts! The sweetest festival where all the fried, sugary dough perfections meet the smoothly roasted brews. New features like; Jelly Donut Wrestling, Donuts of Glory, The Donut Games & more!

Make sure to check out the “Best Coffee” & “Best Donut” of 2019 competition with a panel of judges who will award the winners. Want to have your say? Cast your vote for DSM Brew House Blend by BLK & Bold to win the 2019 “People’s Choice Award” the day of the festival.

Breaking the Silence

DSM Brew Coffee Company along with the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Iowa Victim Service Call Center present an evening of education and fellowship. This show will feature an interactive installation that will be continuously updated and displayed throughout the month of April. During the opening reception Friday, April 5th 6:00 – 8:00pm guest speakers Kerri True–Funk with Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Miranda Bader with Iowa Victim Service Call Center will talk about how to break the silence and services that are offered here in Iowa.

Please join us this April and help us break the silence in Des Moines.


If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence, or any other abuse or crime, call the Iowa Victim Service Call Center at 1.800.770.1650 or text ‘iowahelp’ to 20121.

Conversations with Cory Booker

Join us for informal conversations with US Presidential Candidate Senator Cory Booker starting about 9:30PM. We’ll have live mixes with DJ Viveca Dillard starting at 9:00!

Veterans Day 2018

Thank you to each veteran who has served our county. We honor your sacrifices to our country. Please stop in on Veterans Day for a gelato on us.

Restaurant Week 2018

Des Moines Brew Coffee Co is offering specialties created for Restaurant Week 2018. Join us for summer inspired cuisine from Head Chef Vithoun Saysopha. Try out two lunches or one three-course dinner for just $28 August 17 – 26.

Lunch Menu


  • Summer Salad served with Hibiscus Berry Vinaigrette

Second (choice of; served with fresh seasonal fruit)

  • Beef Brew Burger
  • Turkey Bacon Cranberry Panini
  • Three Cheese Grilled Cheese


  • Banana Split served with Chocolate and vanilla gelato

Dinner Menu


  • Summer Salad served with Hibiscus Berry Vinaigrette

Second (choice of)

  • Lamb Chops served with Roasted Vegetables
  • Quinoa stuffed peppers with Roasted Vegetables


  • Espresso creme caramel

This annual festival of food is presented by Des Moines magazine in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Cup for a Buck

July 4th choose a cup for just a buck! Pick up a small coffee drink or iced tea for only $1.00.


Cold Brew Coffee
Nitro Coffee
Iced Coffee
Iced Latte
Iced Mocha
Iced White Mocha
Iced Americano
Iced Tea


Brewed Coffee
White Mocha

It’s Election Day!

Vote at your local polling place today before coming in, show off your I Voted sticker and we’ll take a dollar off!

Already vote and don’t have a sticker? We’ll trust you, but if you haven’t, voting is important, so do it! Spend a few minutes researching who’s running and what they stand for. These folks make important decisions and they represent you!

Stop in after to recharge!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Iowa Victim Service Call Center is a resource available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to victims and survivors of crime throughout all of Iowa. Not only can victims and survivors of crime call in, but so can concerned family members, friends and more. Please join us in spreading awareness of this resource.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence, or any other crime, call the Iowa Victim Service Call Center at 1-800-770-1650 or text ‘iowahelp’ to 20121.

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