Our Coffee is our Art.
Come try one of our traditional Champurrados or enjoy a tasty snack. We treat all of our creations like art. Our unique blends come from many traditions in Latin America. You don’t have to travel far to sample and enjoy!
Our Home is your Home.
Our shop is more than a coffee house. We are building community. Art, music, and coffee combined together in a great place to relax, socialize, or work.
All of our coffee is single-origin and organic. We specifically select the best beans and roast to create the perfect coffee beverages. All our drinks are perfectly balanced to enjoy the quality that comes with our beans.
Each week, we offer coffee from different countries, creating a unique experience that will give any of our guests the chance to become an expert coffee taster.
Universal Coffee offers a wide variety of beverages from Latinx culture. Champurrados and Atoles very popular among our clients.
The Atole originates with the Aztecs. This civilization took advantage of their corn that was cultivated to prepare all kinds of drinks and foods. It was used as a sacred drink in rituals and ceremonies. For the Champurrado, the Aztecs used to add cacao beans, since at that time they had no discovered sugar. This drink spread throughout much of Central America because of its sweet and energetic flavor.
We create unique tastes and fixes from these drinks such as the champurrado coffee and the Maria coffee atole. These two beverages are the most popular with our guests!
Universal Coffee is located in Carriage House Plaza (1157 Santiam RD SE Albany, OR), a very special place in the SE of Albany. It is located in the center of the shopping area and downtown, very close to the bike path and hiking that borders the wonderful Willamette River. Excellent opportunity to walk the dog or ride your bike, and then enjoy a real Latin American-style coffee.