Choffey's Coffee & Confection
Al and Shelly had always dreamed of owning a coffee shop; when the coffee shop they frequented went out of business, they entertained thoughts about reopening it. When the building sat empty for over a year, Al and Shelly took that as a sign that it was meant for them to open a coffee shop there and they did so on August 10, 2010!
In addition to a showcase of approximately 40 kinds of Marie's Candies, Choffey's sells 100% pure fruit smoothies, gourmet chai tea and hot chocolate, bulk teas, and direct trade coffee (in bulk, by the cup, and as espresso based drinks). They also have New York style bagels, homemade baked goods, gourmet flavored popcorn, an assortment of other candies, Amish maple syrups, jams and glazes, and Snowville milk.
Al and Shelly's interest in carrying Marie's Candy in their coffee shop came to them through their landlord, who is a long-time customer of Marie's. Shelly explained that, "After having met the family of Marie's and sampling their product, it was a natural fit (to carry it in our store), as we want only the best for our customers."
Al and Shelly feel the best part of their work day is their customers. They enjoy having an opportunity to minister to people and put a smile on their face by bringing them a friendly atmosphere and great products. Outside of the business, Al and Shelly's family enjoys church activities, working on their small farm, walking, and taking small one-day drives together.
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