Stovetop Cafe returns to Holland with a coffee
HOLLAND – It has only been a few months since Stovetop Coffee Roasters finished moving its roasting operations to the Dutch region.
Having opened in 2015 in the Netherlands, the business later moved to Ann Arbor in 2016. The company eventually decided to bring the roastery back to West Michigan, now located at 180 E. 40th St., to better serve its main wholesale market.
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Now that they’ve settled into the new space, they’re officially moving into phase two of the process and will be opening Stovetop Cafe in the same space at 7am on Saturday, May 27.
“We keep putting one foot in front of the other because we really had a vision of what this space would be like and we keep pushing forward and now this is it,” said Josh Taves, business development manager at Stovetop as he was looking across the new cafe.
Taves said it took a few months to get the roastery up and running and once it was ready he knew it was time to open the retail space. While the cafe will be open on Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend, going forward it will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While the company does its roasting in Holland, it also owns a cafe that operates in Grand Rapids. Taves said customers can expect similar offers on Holland’s site in the future.
“At the start, it will be a slightly reduced version of what we offer in Grand Rapids,” Taves said. “We will have some of the popular drinks people already know using our signature syrups that we make in-house. We will have coffee, espresso drinks and some tea options.
Taves said they are also working to connect with a local bakery to offer food options, but will offer more pre-packaged food deals on opening weekend.
In addition to coffee, tea and espresso offerings, Stovetop Cafe will also sell whole beans, coffee shirts and mugs and other coffee-related items.
Taves said the company also has plans for a phase three that will focus on community engagement.
“We want to show people and tell people about roasting and brewing coffee and why we do the things we do in the process,” Taves said. “We also plan to do weekly tastings and space tours with the roasting staff. We open everything up and then hope to engage the public as much as possible. »
While Taves doesn’t have an exact timeline on that, he said customers should keep an eye on the company’s Instagram page — frying pans — for updates.
Regarding the opening of the cafe, Taves said the hope is that customers will be able to make the connection between roasting and coffee – which will now share a space in the future.
“With our roast being previously in Ann Arbor, there was a bit of a disconnect between our coffee side and our roast. We hope this space will fill that gap.
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This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Stovetop Cafe returns to Holland with coffee