A good cup of coffee never fails to bring community together.
Faithful coffee drinkers at Taylor have become acquainted with the new coffee shop in Hartford City, Who’s Your Coffee. The small, inviting space has welcomed many from the Taylor community and created a light hearted atmosphere that fosters good conversation, coupled with homemade goods and freshly roasted coffee.
Different from The Bridge, The Abbey or The Branch, Who’s Your Coffee brings something different and fun to the community.
The space is fun and vibrant, bringing about a sense of ease, but also playfulness. Immediately when walking in, customers are quick to notice the bright colored painting on the wall, a symbol of the light and joy that the coffee shop brings.
Co-owners and brother-sister duo, Mindy Harvey and Travis Stroud, emphasize the fun and healthy option that Who’s Your Coffee provides. The options are delicious, but they are ones that the small business is proud to serve. Everything the small business makes is made from scratch, in house, including all of their syrups and pastries.
“We focus on real food, we make all of our syrups in house, we roast our own coffee, and all the coffee we purchase is fair trade and organic,” Harvey said.
Opening their doors a little less than a year ago, Harvey and Stroud never expected to be where they are now. The siblings grew up in Hartford City and have always had a heart for the community and people there.
Though the co owners can’t remember a time they weren’t drinking coffee, the two of them never knew they would eventually open a coffee shop together. Harvey and her husband moved to Knoxville, Tennessee for four years before moving back to their hometown and starting the small business.
Harvey had originally found an interest in roasting coffee at home and did so for a couple of years, but it wasn’t until she talked with her brother that they decided to pursue coffee roasting together. The siblings only originally planned to roast coffee, but while they were looking for possible locations, all of the doors opened up for the location they are in now.
The location worked well for their roastery, but also perfectly for a coffee shop. The building they found is the perfect space to accommodate for dining in, roasting and baking, and it even includes a drive through window. They bought the building and decided to go for it, while simultaneously opening up a coffee shop and their original idea of a roastery.
Having grown up in Hartford City, the co-owners have always felt a calling to serve the community. They want to help continue to add to the growth that is already happening in Hartford City and the two truly have a heart to see their hometown flourish.
“We want to see this area grow and thrive, and also just be a light to the community,” Harvey said.
The co-owners have a heart for the people of Hartford City and care to make a difference in the community around them. Serving everyone that comes through their doors is of utmost importance to the small business, and it is obvious in the way they go about their business. Because the business is small enough, baristas at Who’s Your Coffee are able to quickly recognize usual customers, many of whom are Taylor students.
“We are really thankful for the support we get from Taylor students,” Harvey said “Everyone that is in here from Taylor is always so nice and we just appreciate the Taylor community so much.”
Harvey and Stroud are thankful for the space they have been able to provide to the Hartford City community, as well as the Taylor community. They don’t plan to stop here though. The brother sister duo have lots of visions for the future of their coffee shop and roastery.
Eventually, they hope to expand the current location to accommodate more people in the space. Harvey also shared that they hope to open up other locations in the future.
For now, Who’s Your Coffee is becoming a favorite coffee destination for Taylor students. The small space is the perfect spot to get coffee with friends, go on a breakfast date, sit down and do homework, or to just enjoy high quality coffee and food. One cup of coffee at a time, this small business is making a change in the community through their service and mission.