Success Story: Lyric Coffee House Wins Best Coffee Award

February 29, 2024 (Published: January 28, 2024)
Lyric Coffee House Owner Kathy Danielson holds award for best coffee in Clayton, New York.

Lyric Coffee House Owner Kathy Danielson holds award for best coffee in Clayton, New York.We’re excited to announce that longtime customer Lyric Coffee House won the 2023 Best Coffee in Clayton, New York! Based on votes by area residents, the 1,000 Islands Clayton Chamber of Commerce recognized The Lyric as the best in a field of seven local coffee shops.

“It has been such an honor to serve the community for 18 years,” said Owner Kathy Danielson. “We have brought a warm, inviting European-style coffee house to the 1,000 Islands.”

Clayton is a scenic, waterfront village and destination located in the heart of the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence Seaway of Northern New York State.

Kathy attributes the Best Coffee award to the quality of her coffee and the variety of specialty options. “We change our featured flavors twice yearly, customizing them seasonally and to local tastes.”

Located at the heart of Clayton, Kathy’s coffee house sits on the site where the historic Lyric Theater opened over a century ago. It has become a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with cozy red chairs and a crackling fireplace creating the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.

“We’re only closed four times a year,” Kathy said. “We have been part of many life celebrations for our community. We’re the place where people gather to connect or find peace – and everything in between!”

The Lyric Coffee House Opened in 2006 through the 7 Steps to Success

Exterior of Lyric Coffee House in Clayton, New YorkKathy opened her independent coffee house 18 years ago after learning how to open a coffee shop through our 7 Steps to Success consulting program.

Our 7 Steps consulting team coached her through the startup process, assisting with everything from writing a strong coffee shop business plan and calculating startup costs to choosing equipment, hiring and training baristas and marketing her location.

The program is based on the book 7 Steps to Success: a Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee, by Founder and President Greg Ubert.

“Crimson Cup provided great training and set up from the start,” Kathy said. “

We continue to supply award-winning coffee, quality coffee shop products and ongoing consulting support for The Lyric.

“They provide high-quality products, keep prices fair and consistent, and offer great customer service,” Kathy said. “Customer Growth Rep Heather Syx has been a wonderful mentor over the last few years.”

Visit Lyric Coffee House

Kathy invited everyone in Clayton and the 1,000 Islands to visit Lyric Coffee House.

“Once you step through our doors, you will see why everyone is saying ‘Meet me at the Lyric’,” she said.

For more information about Lyric Coffee House, visit their website or Facebook page, or stop by for a cup of their or award-winning coffee!

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