Coffee shop gives back to community

Published 8:15 am Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Bringing community together while supporting missionaries overseas is the goal of a new coffee shop that recently began serving up lattes and other specialty coffee drinks in Keysville.

Open since the first of December, Kings and Priests Coffee Shop is located on Kings Street in the former Tri-County Ford Building and barista and manager Chole Lord said the idea of a coffee shop in town has been received well.

“It has been really good,” Lord said. “A lot of people are excited about a specialty coffee shop, so I think the community has taken to the idea well.”

Lord, a former missionary herself, said although King Street Church started the shop, all of the profit goes to missionaries serving overseas.

“All of the coffee we serve here comes from Turkey, and 100% of the profits go back to missionaries worldwide.”

Kings and Priest are currently serving three different blends of Turkish coffee and homemade baked goods.

Need somewhere to go after school, hold meetings, or just spend some time working on your computer with the shop’s free wifi Kings and Priests offers all of that.

In addition to the coffee shop, King Street Church opened an ice cream shop last summer in the adjacent building that is operated by the church’s youth group, with those proceeds going towards youth organizations.

“I am glad we could do this,” Lord said. “I think this will be good for the community.”

A grand opening event for the coffee shop will be held on Monday, Jan. 24 at 8 a.m.