Shelley woman enjoys serving customers at her new coffee shop

Shelley woman enjoys serving customers at her new coffee shop

SHELLEY – Opening a espresso shop is the realization of a lifelong dream for Heidi Kennedy.

The Shelley indigenous opened Rustic Rock in the parking great deal by Expressions Vinyl and Subway at 580 North Point out Street on Oct. 11. Kennedy tells the reaction from the neighborhood has been “amazing.”

“We have been so occupied. We do very effectively,” Kennedy claims. “This is just the starting.”

The drive-via shack sells a selection of drinks in addition to coffee, these kinds of as hot chocolate, Italian soda, mochas, frappes and blended drinks. One of the business’s most popular objects is the Dirty Snowman, which is a white chocolate, caramel mocha. The shack also has seasonal offerings like gingerbread or peppermint mochas and oatmeal cookie lattes.

The shop receives all its espresso from the Chapolera Espresso Business in Idaho Falls.

Kennedy has been hanging out in espresso shops for most of her daily life. She labored in a coffee store as a teen. She lived in Seattle for 15 several years but would frequently take a look at buddies and household in Shelley.

“I was out there in Shelley likely, ‘Where is the coffee store?’ and there (was not one particular),” she suggests. “At the time, I was going to college or university in organization to open up my possess coffee store, ironically plenty of, and I assumed, ‘Boy, this is the ideal put.’”

All through a vacation to the components retail store in Shelley past summer, she saw a Reed’s Dairy ice cream stand outside the house. She realized the owner was advertising it, and she bought it.

“My close friend and I set it up. We absolutely cleaned it up, repainted it and refurbished it,” Kennedy states.

Considering the fact that opening her store, Kennedy states it is been rewarding to get to know the neighborhood and have a frequent list of consumers halt by. She loves the men and women in Shelley, describing them as “patient” and “kind,” and she’s hardly ever experienced a rude consumer.

“I feel like I know most individuals by title, and I know their beverages by now. It’s been so excellent,” claims Kennedy.

Kennedy would like to see her business develop and hopes to obtain a economic backer so she can either open an additional drive-through area or a walk-in store with breakfast merchandise extra to the menu.

Rustic Rock is open up 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by way of Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. She’d like to eventually be open up on Sunday.

marshmallow mocha coffee pic
A marshmallow mocha, left, and pumpkin pie mocha at Rustic Rock. | Fb