Photo courtesy of Chris' Coffee.
Well, here it is—the beginning.
Once upon a time, there was a coffee shop that served exclusively, 100% Paleo food. No, this isn’t actually a fairytale, it just sounds like one. (And tastes like one. Seriously. In my completely, totally unbiased opinion, this place is fantastic. Like, the stuff of legend.)
Anyway, so this coffee shop opens in the fall of 2012, and, slowly, word starts spreading that, hey, this place rocks. But there’s a problem (because, really, what sort of story would this be if everything was bacon and house-made, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free chocolate?): the place is tiny. It’s like this amazing little mini-coffee shop, and there’s no air conditioning, and the kitchen is only 100 square feet, and there’s not even enough electricity to keep both of those all-important slow cookers going at once.
Yeah. Turns out that a teeny-tiny kitchen is a pretty massively giant problem.
And then there’s all of you lovely people, supporting us and our dream, and there’s more of you every day, and we just can’t even keep up after six months.
Alright, Executive Blog Writer Decision: I’m skipping some details here, because you’ve probably heard most of it anyway. Suffice it to say that three years passed with increasing desperation for a bigger kitchen.
Here’s the end of that chapter: The heroic coffee shop owners found a spot, finally, at 1500 W. Littleton Blvd, and signed the lease. However, there were various hold-ups and construction delays including, most notably, the whole The-City-Says-We-Need-A-Grease-Trap,-But-We-Haven’t-Got-One-Of-Those Delay.
Here’s how the next chapter starts: Today, they broke ground for the grease trap, thus getting us past Problem Number 1. Our little coffee shop will live happily ever after, in two convenient locations.
So, consider this a really big ‘thank you’ from all of us Paleo Peeps at mmm…COFFEE! Can’t wait to see you in Chapter 2!