"We also do a single serving pour-over, which is a clean cup that's not bitter at all and kind of like tea," he said.
It's not just the method, he said. You have to have the right beans.
"Our beans are direct trade, not fair trade."
Fair trade is the more well known, he said, but Dangerfield said he preferred direct trade because it deals directly with coffee growers without a middleman who may not be monitoring standards as closely as direct trade should.
The hope is that direct trade would be a fairer deal to workers and to coffee farm owners, as well as a safer, more ethically produced product for consumers.
"But it is kind of seasonal," he said. "Coffee is harvested in different parts of the world at different times."
Which changes what Musical Grounds will have available from time to time.
House coffees come in 12-ounce and 16-ounce sizes and cost $2 or $2.50.
Musical Grounds will also have espresso-style drinks and aside from the usual flavorings will have some unusual syrups for coffee fans to try. Many of them, Dangerfield said, they make themselves.
"We have a lavender syrup that's really wonderful," he said. "It was something I tried in Paris.
"We're working on our own caramel. We just haven't come up with one we like."
What they don't make, he said, they try to stock conscientiously, avoiding things made with high fructose corn syrup and genetically modified organisms.
Prices for the espresso drinks, lattes and mochas, are comparable with the chain coffee stores -- between $2.75 and $4.50 with additional charges for flavorings.
To go with the coffees, Musical Grounds has a selection of baked goods.
"We'll bring them everyday from Fayetteville to Charleston," he said.
These include fresh bagels, scones and cookies. Eventually, Dangerfield hopes to expand to include some lunch items.
As he was finishing up installing equipment, a potential customer stopped by his kiosk to order a drink. Dangerfield introduced himself and then invited him to check back.
"Come see Joe to get your morning joe."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.