Business Moves with Mary: Coffee truck opens in Starkville

 

Mary Pollitz

Mary Pollitz

 

 

Mary Pollitz

 

 

I drink so much coffee, every single cup I make -- which is a lot -- is almost like Deja vu.

 

Well now, there's an orange coffee trailer bouncing around Starkville, and it's definitely something I haven't seen before. Last week, Deja Brew officially opened up for business.

 

Rather than your regular, faithful cup of joe, owners Beth and Allen Chandler are bringing in a new wave of coffee to town: third wave coffee.

 

 

Third wave coffee offers customers premium-processed coffee, just like fine wine or craft beer. Customers can see and understand the beans, roasting and qualities of each cup.

 

The process of third wave coffee has simply been a passion for the Chandlers for some time.

 

"Our obsession with coffee started four to five years ago and our hobby turned into Deja Brew," Beth said. " ... We have spent many hours reading, soaking in all we could learn over the past years. ... Practicing and (doing) barista trainings to learn all we could. Our passion (for coffee) definitely fueled this adventure."

 

Just like many other coffee lovers and connoisseurs, Chandler believes there really is no such thing as too much coffee.

 

"Starkville has great coffee shops. We still frequent them often to help support local businesses," Chandler said. "We are not trying to take away, but simply add to our community of coffee lovers."

 

Deja Brew will open at various locations in Starkville, setting up shop at local events and festivals. Chandler added the coffee trailer would be available for private events. If all goes as planned, the couple hopes to have another mobile unit and expand to surrounding counties.

 

Deja Brew offers hot and cold coffees such as Americanos, drip coffee, lattes and specialty holiday treats.

 

Keep up to date with Deja Brew's hours and locations by following the coffee company on social media or by just keeping an eye out for the big orange trailer.

 

Staying in Starkville, we have a Starkville business moving into the former Glo building on Lampkin Street. Chelsea McIntosh, owner of Love Poppy Jewels, moved from a warehouse on 182 into the brown Bungalow at 419 E. Lampkin St., Suite 2 last month.

 

McIntosh said when she toured the Bungalow she instantly loved the idea of creating an office in a prime Starkville location.

 

"We are thrilled to be in this beautiful space right in the middle of Starkville," she said. "This is home for us, and we love being a part of the thriving business community in Starkville and the Golden Triangle."

 

Love Poppy Jewels is a handmade jewelry wholesale company that launched in Starkville in 2013. McIntosh said with the new office setting near downtown, she may start to offer local pick-ups, but customers can search her inventory and make online purchases on her website: lovepoppyjewelswholesale.com.

 

Starkville is the trend this week, but a Starkville business owner just expanded to the third point in the Golden Triangle. William Wells, who owns William Wells Tire and Auto in Starkville, just finalized the purchase of Three Star Tire and Auto in East Columbus.

 

Wells said the opportunity to purchase the auto-repair center at 1625 Gardner Blvd. just came up and he was excited to expand. Wells now has auto repair centers in Starkville, West Point and Columbus.

 

"It's a Golden Triangle thing," Wells said. "I'm just trying to cover the whole Golden Triangle."

 

Wells said he added several services to Three Star including tires, oil changes and other regular car maintenance.

 

 

 

 

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