and so it was
Katora was born
My then boyfriend and I chose to rescue our favorite local coffee shop – High Point Coffee – after they announced they were going out of business. We learned the news one day (12/9/2017), called the necessary influencers day two (12/10/2017) and day three (12/11/2017) we opened the shop. Katora Coffee was born!
After a large corporate layoff and an emergency spinal surgery – we took all that we had to assume control. At the heart of our coffee shop, we are a blended family with 3 amazing children. My 401k kept us afloat with personal expenses and helped us to secure business permits, make lease deposits, pay payroll and purchase inventory.
At the foundation we support healthy living and offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining. We are the only downtown cafe to be 100% vegetarian and this is something we NEVER plan on changing. Our plant-based milk options include almond, soy, coconut and oat… and we’re always testing new ones! We offer organic espresso, cold brew and single-origin drip coffee. All medium roast! Our organic loose-leaf teas are sourced from Adagio and Royal Tea New York.
We are most proud of the acceptance that we’ve received at such an accelerated rate within this town – from local businesses, students, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home parents – we are regularly told “we need you.” There is nothing more fulfilling than that!