Central Texas man follows his dreams and opens a local coffee shop

Central Texas man follows his dreams and opens a local coffee shop

MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) – A local male is chasing his dream and opening a coffee store in a tiny local community with the hopes of bringing people today with each other, despite the problems that are coming with navigating a small business in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phillip Walker and his wife Kimberly are living with their 5 daughters in in between Bruceville-Eddy and Moody and just opened Walker’s Espresso off Key Avenue in downtown McGregor.

The coffee shop features all the things from entire coffee and expresso menus to drip espresso and Frappuccinos.

“I like to see people today coming collectively, taking pleasure in company,” Phillip mentioned. “I like to see persons smile and espresso has a way of executing that.”

Phillip says opening the enterprise is a desire come legitimate but he’s doing work time beyond regulation to make it transpire.

He nevertheless has a full-time job as an estimator for a commercial doorway business but knew for many years he preferred to increase coffee to the blend. Phillip suggests a cup of joe delivers folks collectively and a number of years in the past even though serving espresso at his residence anyone claimed a little something he could not fail to remember.

“It started off as a aspiration, sure, but really almost a joke a person stated at the house 1 time,” Phillip laughed. ” We experienced men and women more than and we ended up drinking coffee and a person said ‘you need to commence a coffee shop’ and it stuck in the back again of my intellect.”

When the correct spot grew to become obtainable in McGregor Phillip jumped on it.

The historic constructing in the 400 block of West 3rd Avenue dates back again to the late 1800′s and has been a lot of factors about the several years.

In 2004, it was a tea and espresso store generating the setup perfect for his program.

“When the prospect arrived together and we just went for it,” Phillip stated.

Phillip reported opening a business enterprise in the center of a all over the world pandemic has occur with its worries.

“It’s a very little bit nerve-wracking,” he stated. “Supplies have been the greatest challenge.”

But the Walkers are based on the neighborhood to assistance them via the ups and downs and they’re returning the favor. Walker’s Espresso is sourcing community ingredients with espresso remaining roasted by Chaney Brothers Espresso in close by Crawford and dairy coming from Mill-King Market & Creamery in McGregor.

Kimberly’s bought her own own touch to the store. She bakes treats from dwelling like lemon chai seed or raspberry scones, oatmeal raisin cookies and monkey bread and sells them in the store.

The Walkers hope from retired citizens to operate commuters, lecturers and mothers on their way to fall little ones off at faculty, all people stops by for a morning jolt to preserve the desire alive.

“Yes, it is a desire and I hope it stays that way, ” Phillip said.

Walkers Coffee is located at 402 West 3rd Avenue in McGregor and is opened Monday as a result of Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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