New coffee shop coming to Luverne
While being a part of family businesses has always come naturally to Brenda Wells, she has yet to have the chance to call a business her own. Very soon, Wells will help the City of Luverne welcome a brand new coffee shop, which has already begun to excite the locals.
“My family has always been a family of business, and it just seemed a natural thing. The idea of a coffee shop has been floating around in my head for a couple of years, so I said if it’s God’s will,” said Wells. “I started praying for it and God started showing me the way.”
For many years now, Wells noted that a coffee shop would be the perfect addition to the Friendliest City in the South, and so far the community has fully supported the endeavor.
“We have had a tremendous response from Luverne, and I love Luverne. I’m very appreciative for what everybody had already said and done for us. I just want to do my best to give it back to them,” said Wells.
Wells has been part of a long line of family owned businesses, and she proudly continues the legacy by pursuing her God-inspired passion.
Wells would like to create an atmosphere that is simultaneously exciting and relaxing. The music played will be a variation of smooth jazz as well as blues, and will offer customers the chance to come in, relax and enjoy the aroma of the freshly brewed beverages.
She hopes that the shop will become a place where students of Luverne, whether college or high school, are able to work on homework or just have a place to hang out.
Presently, the menu is slated to offer a full breakfast menu with traditional favorites like grits, eggs, sausage, bacon and waffles. It will also offer bagels and other pastries for those in need of sweets with their coffee. Wells has already decided that no fried foods will be served on the menu, and she plans to offer healthier and lighter options. The lunch menu will bring non-traditional salads such as an Italian and a South Western cobb salad. Paninis, wraps and specialty soups will also be served, especially in the cooler months. The menu will also offer alternative options for those who are in need of a soy or other milk substitute. To begin with, the shop will offer four blends of coffee: a French Roast Sumatran blend, a Latin, African and Indonesian blend, a Costa Rican blend and a Kenyan blend. The shop will also offer traditional coffee shop favorites such as lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and smoothies.
Wells will also have the next door pavilion open for customers to enjoy, and the Luverne Garden Club has agreed to continue the beautification of the pavilion. “They do an absolutely beautiful job of keeping everything out there looking so pretty. I cannot thank them enough for agreeing to continue to keep things looking so pretty out there. I thank them from the bottom of my heart,” said Wells.
In the next few weeks many transfer trucks will be coming through and lining the streets in order to deliver equipment and supplies. Wells asks the community to please be patient because “good things are coming.”
“It’s all in what God gives us. I give everything back to God because God’s the one that got us here,” said Wells. At the moment, a soft opening is slated to be held around the second week of January; more details on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.