Home Town Coffee arrives in Eagle Creek
The name of a new coffee kiosk in Eagle Creek aptly reflects its owner's mission.
Since opening Home Town Coffee Co. last month, Maranda Rogers has been happy to connect her neighbors with their caffeine needs.
"I named it Home Town Coffee because this is my hometown," she said. "Before, we had (no places to get coffee) until Sandy or Estacada. Customers love that I'm here. The lady who lives across the road walks over to get coffee every morning."
Rogers added that she's "always liked coffee" and has worked as a barista for seven years. She purchased the stand from her former employer, hauling it from Clackamas to a new home in Eagle Creek at 30076 S.E. Highway 211.
Home Town Coffee Co. is next to the Old Farmhouse Feed and Garden Center, which is owned by Rogers' in-laws.
"It's like our family business complex," she said.
The shop is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and the menu includes coffee drinks, teas, smoothies and specials such as Oreo and cotton candy blended drinks.
Rogers said that some of her most popular drinks are the Farmer's Latte, which features caramel and hazelnut sauces, and the Great Northwest, a mix of white and dark chocolates along with raspberry flavor.
"Those are everyone's go-to's," she said.
Rogers also serves food items like bagels and cupcakes and hopes to offer breakfast sandwiches and biscuits and gravy in the future.
She noted that the coffee stand has been well received by the community.
"It's been good so far. I've been surprised at how supportive the community is," she said. "We had a busy first week. It went even better than I thought it would."
One of Roger's favorite elements of the new business is "the family aspect." Along with having her in-laws nearby, her husband and 8-year-old daughter sometimes help at the stand.
She appreciates connecting with the community, as well.
"We have a lot of regular customers already, definitely people in the Eagle Creek area," she said.