Humble Grounds serving coffee, making connections

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The coronavirus may try to keep people down and depressed.

Humble Grounds, located at 152 S. 8th St., wants to instead help pick folks up – physically and spiritually.

Karen Hybner, owner, said they opened up about did a soft opening about four weeks ago, mostly due to their licensing. “We were waiting on our full restaurant certificate, so we did hot coffee, (hot tea)… nothing with ice or dairy,” she said.

That said, it didn’t deter folks from coming in. “We got an incredible amount of support from the community,” said Hybner, adding they received their full permit two and a half weeks ago.

This now mean they could use ice and dairy. “We started making lattes and blended drinks. We have iced tea with fruit infusions and all kinds of different beverages,” she said.

It’s not just drinks being served. “We’re still doing mostly prepackaged foods,” she said, adding there are new treats as well. “We have started adding a few warm things, like I have a chocolate divine lava cake that I warm up. It’s got this oozy, wonderful chocolate in the middle.

“It’s gluten free…that’s about the only health benefit is that it’s gluten free.”

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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