The first coffeehouses in Constantinople earned the title “Schools of the Wise” due to their function as a social space, a space where class disctinctions dissolved and thought flowed over a cup of coffee. It is in this tradition and atmosphere that we hope to find ourselves here at Pascal’s. We trust that our coffeehouse becomes a ‘school of the wise’ where we engage shared questions in a way that creates conversation and brings scholarship and Christian reflection together.
We believe that coffee and the coffeehouse serve as unique vehicles for conversation and discussion, and we hope to approach coffee with the same care and dedication with which our patrons approach their work. It is for this reason that Pascal’s chooses to offer exclusively ethically traded and organically grown coffees that are artisan-roasted by our friends over at Sweetwater Organic Coffees. Sweetwater’s commitment to the farmer as well as the product exemplify a thoughtful and ethical approach to production and consumption. We hope that the care and effort given to every batch of a coffee crop in each stage of production is continued here at Pascal’s, so that the distinctive flavors of each region and the careful efforts of each person translates to a delicious and unique drink in your cup.
Pascal’s Coffeehouse and Gallery is located inside of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville. The Christian Study Center draws on the intellectual and cultural resources of the Christian tradition and on the scholarly resources of higher education in order to understand cultural change and to address enduring, human questions that are widely shared in the university community. The Study Center affirms scholarly inquiry,artistic creativity, and Christian reflection and seeks to contribute to each of these critical endeavors out of love of God and neighbor.