Drum roll please...
We are excited to announce that we will begin doing business with a soft opening at our Newport Carabello Coffee Roasting Works & Craft Coffee Bar on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
The official address of the new Carabello Coffee home will be 107 E. 9th Street, Newport, KY 41071, right around the corner from 9th and Monmouth streets in the historic central business district.
Hours of operation will be: Tues. - Fri. 7am - 8pm & Sat. 9am - 8pm. We will be closed Sunday and Monday.
We plan to have a week of grand opening festivities before the month of September, but need another week to firm up those plans with the City of Newport and our staff before announcing that!
It is hard to believe we are actually typing this information! Wow, what a great journey it has been. Almost 4 years from the date of the initial spark and vision for this business, we will be in our own space. From a crazy vision, a $300 one pound roaster and an email, to this new shop... it makes our heads spin, believe me.
So, what can you actually expect to see in this new space? Glad you asked!
Expect first rate Craftsmanship on all the build out work. From the cedar lined espresso bar to the wood trim around the doors and the beautiful window seating, this space scream "hand crafted."
This will also be the home of Bello's Bike Pops, and a place you can surely find a yummy refreshing treat for kids and adults alike. Emily will finally have a home to make and sell her pops, something she is extremely excited about.
Expect to be greeted by A Great Staff, made up of people who are not only passionate about coffee, but, more importantly, who are passionate about making this a great place for you to come, hang out and enjoy yourselves. God has brought us some truly solid people. Aaron, Malcolm, Misty, Jacoby and David will be the baristi (plural of barista) responsible for making our shop a truly groovy place to get some great coffee and interaction.
You can look forward to Weekly Tastings, Classes and Tons of Great Coffee Education and info flying around as well as some fantastic new coffee arrivals in the weeks and months to come.
ESPRESSO! We will finally be able to serve you hand crafted espresso drinks with beautiful latte art on top! Our La Marzocco machine is a work of art, and we look forward to pulling you shots of some of the best espresso in all of the Queen City.
Finally, we expect this to be A Place Where People can Find Love, inspiration and people who truly care about others. After all, the reason we are doing all of this is so that we can take our love for coffee and turn it into a way to give others a better life. And that starts with us loving on YOU! This is YOUR shop. YOU are the ones who have joined with us to make this happen. Without YOU, there would be no new shop!
So, there you have it. Between now and then is a firestorm of activity. And, if you find yourself with some time on your hand and wondering what you should do with yourself, look no further: We will put you to work!
See you all soon! Keep your eyes peeled for more info on our grand opening.