Kaitlyn here to hijack Ashley’s “In the Meantime” blog! Something you should know about me is that coffee actually runs through my veins. So, it’s no surprise, one of my favorite places to frequent in the county is Split Bean Roasting Company located at 110A East Main St, right off the Lebanon square. It is a veteran owned coffee shop that has been a WilCo staple for many coffee addicts since 2018. Owner, Chris Cox roasts the coffee on site. What started off as a hobby roasting coffee beans, turned into opening the shop in January 2018. Along with fresh coffee, they have specialty espresso drinks. I have been hooked on the iced mocha since the moment they opened their doors. And if you’re not a coffee fan, they have an assortment of loose-leaf tea, iced tea, fruit smoothies and limeades. They offer breakfast and lunch options, along with baked goods all day (just saying the “Big Ham ‘N Cheese” croissant is worth getting there early!).
However, with COVID-19, we are watching how businesses are coping with the restrictions and still be able to provide services to general public.
Split Bean will continue to provide fresh roasted coffee even though the shop is currently closed to the public. Simply order online here. Place your order by midnight on a Thursday for it to be ready for pickup at the shop on Fridays from 3-6pm, or you can choose to have it shipped to your house!
So now that we bought our coffee beans, how can we bring that freshly roasted coffeehouse taste to our home? Thankfully, Chris is willing to let us in on some secrets on getting that perfect brew.