Another great independent coffee shop has joined the Crimson Cup community! A big Crimson Cup welcome to owner Wendy Bradley and her Love-a-Latte Coffee and Tea House in Eldora, Iowa.
Located at 1210 12th Street in Eldora, Love-A-Latte serves a full menu of hot and cold espresso, cappuccino, latte and mocha drinks, drip coffee, smoothies, and hot and iced teas.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Wendy and her team served 385 drinks during their grand opening. About 14 percent of Eldora’s 2,732 residents stopped by for a drink. Well-wishers from the community sent flowers and the Eldora Chamber of Commerce was on hand to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Wendy and her team learned operate a coffee shop through our Seven Steps to Success coffee shop franchise alternative program. Based on Greg’s book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Industry, this commonsense guide covers everything needed to start an independent coffee shop.
Before opening Love-A-Latte, Wendy had spent many years as a human resource professional for several farming companies. She loves working and interacting with people and felt a coffeehouse offered the perfect opportunity to start her own small business.
Kudos on the opening of Love-A-Latte, Wendy! We’re excited to have you in the Crimson Cup community.
To learn more, visit the Love-A-Latte Facebook page.