Cups Coffee and Tea in Grandin has opened its second location, CUPS a-Go-Go on Brambleton Avenue.
The new location has a drive through (hence the name), kitchen and a coffee roaster, which is roasting beans for both shops.
Owner Michelle Bennett hired Alexis Hinchey to manage the shop and develop its menu. Hinchey is the former owner of Kneadful Things bakery that was on Memorial Avenue.
Bennett is also working with Christopher Spoon, a coffee roaster.
Spoon learned to roast coffee years ago at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea. He later started his own business, Honest Coffee Roasters, which provided coffee for Cups.
Spoon recently sold the business and started a new one, Cups Coffee, which is roasting coffee beans for Cups’ two locations. You can read more about the local coffee roasting scene in this story I wrote for last Sunday’s newspaper.
Bennett said Cups a-Go-Go’s opening has been well received, partly because of the location at 2825 Brambleton Avenue. The shop was Dave’s Coffee Time until Bennett bought that business earlier this year. Before that, it was home to Mojo Cafe, which closed last year.