1833 Coffee and Tea Co. set to open up in Freeport

Freeport people will not have to depart town to get a cup of espresso following this weekend.

On Friday, 1833 Espresso and Tea Co. is opening on Fifth Road.

“Everyone deserves a great cup of espresso or tea,” stated Karen Heilman of Freeport, who is opening the retail outlet with longtime buddy Virginia Lindsay of South Buffalo.

The pair — who previously operated a gardening organization together — determined on a spot in February. The duo installed seating spots, acquired gear, adorned the keep and teamed up with many regional firms.

They’ll be using 19 Coffee Co., a Pittsburgh-dependent roastery, as their espresso company. Cleveland-based Storehouse Tea — a lady-run enterprise that employs refugees — was their preference for tea.

The store will boast a assortment of coffee choices, with the variety such as lattes, cappuccinos and a chilly brew. The store characteristics 14 natural and organic free-leaf tea selections, as effectively as smoothies and incredibly hot cocoa.

“This variety of coffee store is a neighborhood collecting area,” Lindsay said. “We felt like individuals were hunting for some thing this. It’s a local community place the place persons can occur alongside one another listed here, fulfill good friends listed here, research here.”

There are many tables, building it straightforward for individuals to sit down and socialize or get the job done in excess of a cup of espresso, she mentioned.

Lindsay and Heilman explained they want everyone to come to feel welcome, and they’re hoping to appeal to buyers from Freeport, as perfectly as readers stopping in the city to use the leisure trails or love time on the Allegheny River.

The coffee shop sells baked merchandise, locally generated honey and baggage of coffee or tea. Other choices, together with T-shirts, regionally created mugs, journey mugs and candles are coming before long. They also approach to collaborate with an area farmer to sell milk.

“We’re hoping to source as considerably locally as we can,” Heilman reported.

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1833 Espresso and Tea is opening in Freeport on Friday.


Opening a coffee store is the realization of a longtime intention for Heilman — but it is also a way to give back to the community, she claimed.

“We have been seeing a whole lot of advancement around this space and a large amount of woman-operate businesses,” she said. She desires the coffee shop and other neighborhood corporations to draw far more men and women into their town.

While the store has not opened still, the pair have drawn curiosity on social media. They’ve witnessed an outpouring of support from the group.

Even coffee retailers in close by cities have been keen to guidance them.

“I really feel confused by the neighborhood assist,” Heilman reported. “It’s genuinely created great buzz.”

Whilst the pair acknowledged there is a whole lot of work and scheduling that goes into opening a business, they claimed they are happy with the high-quality of their espresso and tea and eager to do the job jointly on a new undertaking.

They strategy to employ about 6 workers, Lindsay explained, even though they are equally preparing to be at the store as a great deal as possible.

The retail outlet opens Friday and will be open 7 times a week. On-line buying selections will soon be readily available.


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1833 Espresso and Tea is opening in Freeport on Friday.


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