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New Barnesville coffee shop holds grand opening

T-L Photos/CARRI GRAHAM Amy Kemp, co-owner of the coffee shop, stands in the drive-thru window of the shop.

BARNESVILLE — A new coffee shop is ready to provide local residents with freshly brewed coffee and baked goods.

The Beeology Coffee & Bakery Co. held its grand opening last week at its establishment in Barnesville. The shop offers coffee, espresso, tea and a selection of baked goods including muffins and donuts all conveniently accessible through a drive-thru window.

Amy Kemp, co-owner of the shop along with husband Doug, said they have received a great deal of positive feedback from the community since opening up shop. She said they are excited to be in the village and thankful for their customers.

Kemp said their goal is to provide customers with a gourmet bean to cup coffee experience.One aspect that makes this independently owned shop unique is they roast their own coffee and espresso beans. The blend of coffee has notes of honey, chocolate and nuts, she said.

“We have a very specific blend. We have a relative thatás been in the coffee business for about 30 years so he’s had a lot of experience and exposure to different types of coffee. He has passed down his knowledge to us to help create the blend of coffee that we use,” she added.

The couple are also beekeepers and wanted to incorporate that into the shop, hence the name and the honey flavors in select drinks and baked goods.

“We’ve been beekeeping for about five years now. We keep adding more and more hives so we’re hoping to get enough honey that we can sell in our store to be used as a natural sweetener or for baking,” she said.

Kemp said they recently added an egg souffle to the menu and will add a cold brew coffee this summer. She said they plan to expand the menu further with additional food and beverage options in the near future, depending on the demand from customers.

“We want to eventually get to the point where we offer something for everyone. We want to meet the needs of all of our customers,” she said. “We won’t have an overabundance of items, but we want to see what works and what doesn’t.”

While the menu will open up to include additional items, Kemp said she still plans to keep it small.

“Whatever we put out there, we want to do it well. We want to have a few items that we do very well and items that people will enjoy,” she added.

Beginning next month the shop will have a different theme every few months with the first set for May and June to entail a strawberry theme.

“It will mostly include promotional items that we’ll bring in. We’re still playing around with the menu,” she said. “Strawberries are usually in season in May and June, so we’re going to do a strawberry theme where we’ll add strawberry flavoring to a mocha espresso, we’re going to add strawberry icing to donuts and we’ll have a strawberry iced tea.”

The coffee shop is currently open from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 629 E. Main St.. Kemp said they may extend its days of operation to include Wednesday as well.

Menu items, updates and informative videos can be found on the shop’s Facebook page.

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