Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Old Depot Coffee Company at 100 North Commercial Street, just south of the railroad tracks and north of city hall in Seymour’s downtown, is set to open at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
“We are very excited for our opening and can’t wait for the city of Seymour and surrounding areas to be able to see what we’ve been working on for over a year,” explained Andrew Peters, who owns the business with his wife, Diana, a Seymour Elementary School teacher.
Old Depot Coffee Company held a trial “soft” opening last Saturday.
The real opening arrives next.
The coffee shop will place an emphasis on hot and cold coffee drinks, which will make up their drink menu, but the business also will offer its specialty homemade fried bread for customers to enjoy.
“The fried-bread recipe is Andrew’s grandmother’s, and it’s really special because we get to bring family history into our shop,” Diana Peters said.
“We will also order a couple bakery items like cinnamon rolls from Steph’s (Place) down the road for our customers to enjoy with their coffee.”
The Peters have hired a handful of local high-school students to employ at the shop.
“We have hired a few high-school students, and we also have some family to help us,” Diana Peters noted. “We are training like crazy before our opening, and we can’t wait for these students to be able to make real drinks and desserts for people who come into the shop.”
The coffee shop will roast all of its beans in house on its own roaster located in the upstairs of their shop.
A bar surrounding the roaster allows coffee drinkers to watch the beans that are in their coffee roast.
There is plenty of seating throughout the shop with plans to hopefully add more next year.
“Our plan is to add a pergola outside next spring, then add some more seating depending on how busy we get,” Andrew Peters said.
To start, the shop is open three days a week.
Hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
On the other four days of the week, the coffee house will serve as a wholesaler for coffee beans, selling their products to businesses all around the state.
“This city needs something that brings us all together, and we are hoping that Seymour and its surrounding cities want to come here with their families and friends,” Andrew Peters concluded.
“We hope to see everyone at some time on Thursday for our grand opening, as we’ll be open for 14 hours that day, starting at 6 a.m. Come see us.”