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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — National Coffee Day is just around the corner and the Capital City’s very own Community Coffee plans to celebrate in style. On Wednesday, Sept. 29, lovers of local joe can score 35% off their online purchase. Just head over to the Community Coffee website and use code coffeeday at checkout.
If you miss out on National Coffee Day (or simply can’t wait for a caffeine pick-me-up), join in on the company’s efforts to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. From now through Oct. 28, 10% of all retail sales proceeds, up to $250,000, from the sale of Community Coffee products will go to support The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Ida relief efforts in Louisiana.
Community Coffee recently launched their new Espresso + Cream cans along with their seasonal blend, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie. They also have a brand new blend (flavor undisclosed) expected to hit shelves soon. Check back on Sept. 29 to find out more.
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Southern’s interim head coach ripped into his team late in the second quarter for drawing a targeting penalty. Safety Kaymen St. Junios hit Cowboys’ quarterback Cody Orgeron, while the QB was sliding, and Junios was ejected.
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The center’s annual poll of more than 1,000 people finds 56 percent of Americans are now capable of naming all three branches of government. In 2006, just 33 percent of respondents could accurately say the three branches include the executive, legislative, and judicial.


Startup news and updates: Daily roundup (September 21, 2021) – YourStory

Tech firm Fivetra​n has raised $565 million in funding (about Rs 4,161.8 crore) led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The series D round also saw participation from existing investors – General Catalyst, CEAS Investments, Matrix Partners, and others, along with new investors ICONIQ Capital, D1 Capital Partners and YC Continuity, a statement said.
Aerchain, the Bengaluru-based AI tech startup focused on the procurement segment has raised $3 million in a pre-Series A round co-led by IndiaMart and Season Two Ventures. Founded by BITS Pilani alumni – Harsha Kadimisetty and Himavanth Jasti in 2019, Aerchain, which operates on a SaaS model, will use this capital for product development, market expansion and hiring of talent.
Mumbai-based AI videobot edtech startup Expertrons has raised an an undisclosed sum from industry veterans Kunal Shah (Founder of CRED) and Anant Maheshwari (President, Microsoft India). The recent round of funding comes close on the heels of Expertrons raising $2.3 million in Pre-Series A funding from a host of marquee investors like Ivycap Ventures, Iceland Venture Studios, LetsVenture, Ah!Ventures, Venture Garage, Auxano, Venture Catalyst and more. 
CuriousJr, an online coding platform for kids, on Tuesday, said it raised a seed round of $1 million led by WaterBridge VenturesEnziaVentures, and angel investors.
Angel investors, including Aditya Shankar (Co-founder, Doubtnut), Tanushree Nagori (Co-founder, Doubtnut), Abhinav Sinha (COO, OYO), Mohd Wassem (Founder, EasyEat), and Shashank Shekhar (Director- Content Strategy and Operations at ShareChat).
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QSR chain Wow! Momo Foods, which currently owns and operates Wow! Momoand Wow! China, has raised Series C funding of over $15 million, led by Tree Line Investment Management. The round also saw participation from IAN Fund (Indian Angel Network), as well as existing investor Lighthouse Funds.
The fresh funds will enable the brand to amplify efforts on its newly launched FMCG business, add more energies to the expansion of its QSR & Cloud Kitchen brands and also fuel its growth in the launch of its new verticals to be announced soon, the company said in a statement.
Bengaluru-based authentic coffee brand Hatti Kaapi recently announced its pre-Series A round of Rs 100 million (Rs 10 crore) led by BlueWolf Capital, Investribe, Kochi Holdings, and CreedCap Asia.
The company will use the capital to expand the brand’s retail and cloud footprint to over 200 stores from the existing 115 outlets. It will also use the fund to scale up its ready-to-use product portfolio under the ‘Six Seconds’ line of products on both online and offline channels.
InMobi-owned lock screen content platform Glance , which became a unicorn last December, has crossed 151 million active users.
Glance hit the mark in the second quarter of 2021, growing eight percent from 140 million users in Q1 2021, according to data from Counterpoint Research. One in every four Indian smartphone users is currently active on the Glance platform.
Bengaluru-based 10Club has rolled up its first business with the acquisition of My Newborn, a brand selling baby products on Amazon.
Founded in 2020 by Bhavna Suresh, Joel Ayala, and Deepak Nair10Club is a new age ecommerce startup that acquires, operates, and helps digitally native businesses scale up.  
Global startup accelerator The GAIN recently announced the ‘graduation come startup showcase’ for its ‘StartupToScaleup’ Cohort I and II. The GAIN helps emerging tech startups to scale globally by providing access to funding, business, and active mentoring.
Bengaluru-based digital pet care startup Supertails has raised Rs 5.75 crore in venture debt funding from Alteria Capital.
Started by former Licious executives Vineet KhannaVarun Sadana, and Aman Tekriwal this year, Supertails is a first-of-its-kind platform that supports the ever-increasing pet parent community by providing trustworthy veterinary care and a one-stop solution for pet food and supplies.
(Left to Right) Co-Founders of Supertails: Aman Tekriwal, Vineet Khanna, Varun Sadana
Fintech major MobiKwik, which filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) on Tuesday, said the listing should provide a bountiful rewards to its employees through the ESOPs issued to them.
The company, under its ESOP 2014 Scheme, has reserved 4.5 million equity shares for creating a pool of ESOPs for the benefit of the eligible employees.
Oliveboard, a Bengaluru-based edtech platform in the government exam preparation space, has announced the acquisition of SSCTube, a long-standing brand in the SSC exam space.
The acquisition will reinforce Oliveboard’s commitment to provide quality education to the learners from India’s top educators across exam categories.
Singapore-based Emerging Vision raised $4 million in Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from a few angel investors, according to a release shared by the company.
The online spiritual wellness platform will use the funds to scale its operations and develop its Android platform – Guruji, and its iOS version – Teller. So far, the startup has raised a total of $5 million in funding.


Five Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee – AARP

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Caffeine lovers looking for a healthy way to get their daily fix have long been led to believe that tea offers greater health and wellness benefits. Not anymore. Nutrition experts and medical researchers are finding all kinds of reasons to recommend indulging in that cup of joe, most of them rooted in the fact that coffee is the single greatest contributor to total antioxidant intake.

“Coffee is abundant in bioactive compounds that promote health,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. As she explains, research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that these compounds may improve the gut microbiome (made up of healthy bacteria that aid in digestion and boost immunity) and reduce what’s called oxidative stress, which occurs when free radicals outnumber antioxidants in a way that leads to disease-causing cellular damage in the body. “The beans also have a deep rich hue, and we know that the deeper the color of a plant, the more benefits we can expect for health.” Those benefits, research shows, translate into everything from lowering your risk of diabetes to potentially boosting your brain health.
Moderation, of course, is key. According to current dietary guidelines, three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee — or up to 400 mg of caffeine — per day can be part of a healthy diet. But that’s true only for plain black coffee, not cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos, which are typically high in calories, sugar and fat. And keep in mind that “some medications or health conditions may limit your tolerance to caffeine or its safety profile, so discuss this with your health care provider,” says Jill Weisenberger, a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition.
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This will perk you up, especially if you have prediabetes: A large review of studies published in Nutrition Reviews found that your risk of developing type 2 diabetes drops by 6 percent for each cup you drink per day. Why? “Coffee is jam-packed with phytochemicals that may act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, insulin-sensitivity boosters and more,” says Weisenberger. Same goes for decaffeinated brews, “though the concentration [of phytochemicals] may be less compared to regular coffee,” she says. “However, they still add up for people who drink lots of decaf.” 
Whether you fill your cup with caf or decaf, opt for filtered coffee. In a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, people who drank two to three cups of filtered coffee a day — as opposed to unfiltered coffee made with, say, a pod, an espresso machine or a French press — had a 60 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who drank less than one cup of filtered coffee a day. Those drinking unfiltered coffee did not see such a reduction in risk.

As counterintuitive as it may seem, your go-to for kick-starting the day or powering you through a sluggish afternoon has heart-healthy benefits. A review of three major studies published recently in Circulation: Heart Failure found that drinking one or more cups of plain caffeinated coffee a day may reduce your risk for heart failure. (Decaf didn’t yield the same benefits.) And a large study presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual conference suggests that the benefits of coffee extend to your overall cardiovascular system. Among people without diagnosed heart disease, researchers found that drinking up to three cups of coffee per day was associated with a lower risk of stroke, death from cardiovascular disease, and death from any cause. To understand why, researchers examined magnetic resonance imaging results for more than 30,000 study participants. The MRIs showed that the daily coffee drinkers had healthier-sized and better-functioning hearts than those who didn’t drink coffee regularly, though experts say that more research is needed to fully understand the connection.
If possible, though, drink filtered coffee. “Unfiltered coffee contains two compounds that raise LDL cholesterol in some people,” says Weisenberger. High levels of LDL cholesterol increase your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Can a coffee habit reduce your risk for dementia? Scientists aren’t entirely sure. But some research suggests that regular caffeine consumption may indeed offer protection. In one study of people ages 65 to 84, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, those who drank a cup or two of coffee daily had a lower rate of mild cognitive impairment than those who never or rarely consumed coffee. Other studies suggest coffee may also protect against Parkinson’s disease. ​
Careful, though, on the refills. “New data suggests that having over five or six cups a day may have an adverse health impact on the brain,” says Kirkpatrick, citing the results of a large study recently published in Nutritional Neuroscience. Researchers who studied the brain scans of more than 17,000 people ages 37 to 73 found that drinking six or more cups of coffee a day was significantly associated with smaller total brain volume and an increased risk of dementia. As the researchers point out, the study can’t confirm the underlying reason for the association, just that the more coffee people drank, the more brain shrinkage their scans showed.
You don’t need an expert to tell you how much better that first jolt of morning java can make you feel. But what you may not know is that the effects could be more than fleeting. Drinking coffee may reduce your risk of depression by nearly one-third, according to research from Harvard Medical School. The effect may be related to coffee’s anti-inflammatory properties, Weisenberger explains. “Researchers suspect that both coffee and some antidepressant medications lower the body’s levels of inflammation, which may have an effect on depression. What’s more, coffee has phytochemicals that feed the good bacteria in our guts. The good bacteria may produce or enhance other compounds that act on the brain and have beneficial effects on mood.” 
It’s not your imagination: Downing a cup of joe before you head off to the gym can make a difference in your workout. Why? When consumed prior to working out, coffee improves circulation, endurance and muscular strength — plus, it may reduce pain, according to a review of research published in 2019 in Sports Medicine. Keep in mind, though, that coffee can also act as a diuretic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that caffeine lovers drink extra water during exercise to avoid dehydration, especially in the heat. How long before your workout should you drink coffee to maximize the benefits? Most research suggests drinking coffee within an hour of your start time, though at least one study shows drinking coffee a half-hour before you work out may boost fat-burning in particular.
Add-ins — whether a powdered creamer or a high-calorie, sugar-laden flavoring — can quickly strip coffee of its good-for-you status. “Coffee with a couple pumps of vanilla or hazelnut syrup and heavy cream is an indulgence we should save for the rare treat,” notes Weisenberger, who recommends nonfat latte or a cup of coffee with a splash of low-fat milk as a healthy standard.

Beyond that, be sure to check the label on any creamer. A lot of store-bought options aren’t dairy products, and you’ll want to skip those with ingredients like carrageenan, a thickener believed to cause inflammation and digestion problems. The best options, says Cleveland Clinic’s Kirkpatrick, will have only one or two ingredients.  
From there, be sure to scan the Nutrition Facts label for added sugars and saturated fats. “Both should be as low as possible,” Weisenberger says. If you really want sweetness, consider stevia. Finally, know that the serving size listed in the Nutrition Facts on most coffee creamers is typically one tablespoon. So be sure to do the math if you’re adding creamer to multiple cups of coffee or, say, a jumbo 24-ounce cup. Not only do the calories add up, but so does the sugar — especially, Kirkpatrick notes, with many plant-based options like oat milk or almond milk.
Kimberly Goad is a New York-based journalist who has covered health for some of the nation’s top consumer publications. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Reader’s Digest.
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Quad-City coffee drinkers may need to find a new place to get their cups of joe. According to the establishment’s Facebook page, Theo’s Java Club in Rock Island is closing after 27 years in business.
The page reports that the final day for the longtime QC fixture will be Wednesday, October 6. According to the post, the coffee shop will offer food and beverage specials and extended hours for the final two weeks. Additionally, the open stage grand finale will be Saturday, October 2.
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Devon food bank sees 26-year-old coffee packet handed in – BBC News

People who donate to food banks are being asked to check products' sell-by dates after a packet of filter coffee more than 26 years old was handed in.
Staff at the Kingsbridge Food Bank, in Devon, highlighted a number of out-of-date items recently handed in.
They included a jar of couscous which expired in 2015, a Christmas pudding which went off in 2020, and the coffee which was best before July 1995.
Project boss Gerrie Messer said such items were "tricky" to dispose of.
Staff said they were "extremely grateful" for donations, but added that those who gave should "please … check the dates".
The featured items were left last weekend, the project said.
Ms Messer said: "If they're not filtered out by the supermarket, who actually have stations in their store, it is really tricky for us to dispose of it as we don't have a proper waste collection we can put it into.
"My lovely volunteers usually end up taking them home with them.
"In date and unopened, that is all we really ask for."
She said it was not the only time they had been given out-of-date items.
"Last year we had a tinned fruit cake handed in which looked old.
"It had no date on it, but we searched for the company that made the whiskey for it and found it went out of business in 1996."
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The Knob Coffee Grinder Offers an Interesting Spin in Manual Grinding – Daily Coffee News

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The Knob Coffee Grinder, which is currently making its way through Kickstarter. Images courtesy of Knob.
The rotating ring burr evolution has taken another turn with an axle-free manual coffee grinder called the Knob Coffee Grinder.
The makers of the device are currently rounding up pre-orders on Kickstarter, where more than $200,000 has been raised with a little over a week to go in the campaign.
The grinder was created by a Fairfax, Virginia-based team lead by industrial designer Ahmet Ergün and architect Yavuz Bozkurt.
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It centers on a conical burr set where the outer ring burr rotates while the inner cone burr remains fixed. Akin to the system designed by engineer Christian Etzinger and first brought to the electric grinder market by Baratza in its Sette mechanical grinder line, the Knob Grinder inverts conventional burr grinding action in which the inner cone burr is spun within a fixed outer cone burr.
“There are several premium hand grinders on the market and all of them have the same design with an axle,” Yavuz Bozkurt, professional architect and Knob Grinder lead engineer, told Daily Coffee News. “The main difference of the Knob grinder is kicking the axle out and giving all the space to the coffee beans.”
According to Bozkurt, the Knob avoids the potential manual grinder pitfall of axle wobble that results in an inconsistent grind. It also allows users to clean the grinder with a brush without entirely disassembling it.
“You will never have a risk of losing the washer, spring, etc. of your grinder,” said Bozkurt. “The other useful feature is grind coarseness adjusting can be made outside of the grinder with a high resolution.”
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The Knob’s cone burr is centered in the aluminum body of the grinder by arms attached to a threaded collar piece. To operate the Knob’s stepless adjustment system, the user turns that collar, which raises and lowers the position of the fixed inner cone burr relative to the rotating ring burr, which remains in its position at the top of the column.
Between each of the adjustment collar’s 108 reference points, the change in burr gap is 30 microns, and the threading is fine enough to provide three full rotations, resulting in a range of grind sizes the company said will cover the full spectrum of coffee brewing methods.
The compact device stands 150 millimeters (5.9 inches) tall and 58 millimeters (2.2 inches) in diameter.
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To provide a clockwise grinding motion, the final version of the Knob will feature either a mirrored version of the standard 47-millimeter conical burrs made by Italian manufacturer Italmill or, depending on the outcome of the Kickstarter campaign, Italmill’s new V-Macino titanium-coated burrs, which are designed specifically for manual grinders.
A special, “censored” version of the Knob grinder upon which the name will appear as the *No* Axle Grinder will also be offered to users in the United Kingdom, where the grinder’s name presents a double entendre that has resulted in a flurry of online jokes.
Of the grinder’s two signature exterior side knobs, one screws down to hold the grind setting in place, and the opposite knob holds the detachable handle in place when the grinder is in “travel mode.” The lid and the receptacle are both dishwasher safe and both nest within the body of the grinder at the top and bottom respectively. The lid can also nest within the catcher to function as an air-tight canister for storing a dose or two of whole or ground coffee.
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The company anticipates launching retail sales of the Knob Grinder worldwide in February 2022 at the price of $285.

Howard Bryman is the associate editor of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine. He is based in Portland, Oregon.
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Coffee for—and by—Profs | Rowan Today | Rowan University – Rowan Today

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Melody Wozunk always wanted her own coffee shop.
That didn’t take long.
A senior management major, Wozunk is the inaugural Student Café Executive Officer of Saxbys Café in Rowan University’s Business Hall.
Run entirely by students, the café, which held its grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 21, is the first Saxbys Experiential Learning Platform (E.L.P.) Café in New Jersey.
Under the E.L.P., the café employs 35 Rowan students, providing them with in-depth entrepreneurial opportunities that supplement their classroom learning. Wozunk, a devotee of Saxbys’ cold brew with oat milk and ice, is in charge of every aspect of the business…from team development and community leadership to managing the entire profit and loss statement.
As SCEO, she is earning a competitive wage, bonus opportunities and a semester of college credit. One undergraduate student each semester will take the SCEO role. Wozunk is excited to be the first.
“I’ve had a dream in the back of my mind that it would be so cool to open a coffee shop. I knew this is what I wanted to do,” said Wozunk, who joined with Saxbys founder and CEO Nick Bayer, Rowan President Ali A. Houshmand, and William G. Rohrer College of Business Dean Sue Lehrman for a ribbon cutting ceremony and an espresso tasting at the grand opening.
“It’s certainly a lot of responsibility,” Wozunk continued. “I want to set a good precedent. I want all of my team to be happy and for every guest to be happy. There’s a lot that goes into that.
“Serving coffee is a lifeline…a highlight of people’s days. We want Saxbys Café to be the spot on campus.”
‘Vanilla cold brew for Emily!’
As Saxbys and Rowan officials came together to open the café, a line of Rowan community members—the majority of them thirsty and hungry students—formed in the lobby of Business Hall.
Meanwhile, energetic Rowan “celebrity” guest baristas—Dean of Students Kevin Koett, Associate Vice President of Student Life Drew Tinnin, Rowan Radio Station Manager Derek Jones, and Student Government Association officers Matthew Beck (president) and Emily Lowe (AVP of student affairs)—assisted staff members with distribution.
“Vanilla cold brew for Emily!” Jones, in his signature Rowan Radio voice, exclaimed. Junior nutrition major Emily Nicholson reached out to claim her first-ever Saxbys at Rowan beverage. She said she’s familiar with the company’s Haddonfield location.
“I know their Haddonfield location is really good,” said Nicholson as she took a sip. “It’s good. It’s sweet.”
In celebrating the café’s opening, Bayer said Rowan was a natural fit to be the first Saxbys Experiential Learning Platform Café in New Jersey. He quoted University benefactor Henry Rowan in his remarks, praising him for his entrepreneurial spirit and his dedication to helping others. That’s a spirit Saxbys shares, Bayer said.
“I’ve long been a huge fan of Rowan University. This university is humble, yet hungry,” said Bayer, who also called Houshmand a visionary leader dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students.
Saxbys is a certified B Corporation founded by Bayer in 2005. In 2015, Saxbys launched the E.L.P. to introduce exclusively student-run cafes to university campuses, complementing classroom learning with tangible, real-life experiences. The company’s mission? “Make Life Better.”
Developing leaders, making a difference
As SCEO, Wozunk is working to do just that. She applied for the position after attending a University virtual career fair in February. Four Saxbys interviews later, she was offered the job. Her training included a training “boot camp” of sorts where she learned every role in the café. She learned to conduct hiring interviews and to build her team of students, all of whom take part-time shifts built around their class schedules.
“I love working with people and developing people,” Wozunk said. “Team development and managing people is a big part of my job. The Experiential Learning Platform prepares students really well. The whole point of the E.L.P. is to develop leaders…to develop managerial skills in students.”
A defining pillar of the E.L.P. is to help students become community leaders, according to Bayer.
“Saxbys has a well-developed training and talent development program, one that emphasizes to student team members the benefit of positive social impact while fostering emotional intelligence, critical thinking and creativity to innovate and inspire.”
‘We’re on a roll at Rowan’
Houshmand said he’s proud of the Rowan-Saxbys partnership, which demonstrates that Rowan is a place where students have great opportunities to succeed.
“I’m particularly pleased because it is run by students,” Houshmand said. “This is an amazing idea. It’s brilliant.”
Houshmand has noted that Saxbys’ model of experiential learning and leadership “blends perfectly with the University’s emphasis on providing students hands-on, practical experience.”
While the café is based in Business Hall, students working at Saxbys have a variety of majors across the University. Additionally, two teams of public relations students in the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts developed two PR plans for the Saxbys launch for their senior capstone courses.
One team researched and developed branding, media relations and student relations for the launch. Another team developed a plan focusing on working with media to promote Saxbys as a national leader in experiential learning.
The teams presented their plans to Saxbys executives in May.
Saxbys falls under the umbrella of Gourmet Dining Services LLC, which offers a variety of food choices across the University.
An hour before the grand opening, junior music industry major Daniel Cha ordered a cold brew with half and half as he headed off to his entrepreneurship class.
“I started my day with a really bad cup of coffee from home,” Cha said, adding that his Saxbys drink was delicious. “I got my order 90 seconds after I placed it. It’s very, very fitting to have this in Business Hall.”
Lehrman agreed, noting that the Rohrer College of Business is proud—and excited—to be home to Saxbys. The café’s grand opening came just a week after the official opening of Discovery Hall, Rowan’s newest academic building.
“We’re on a roll at Rowan,” Lehrman said.
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Barista Parlor coffee opens in Hillsboro Village – Tennessean

Nashville coffee roaster Barista Parlor has a new location in Hillsboro Village. The new store opened Monday and is the company’s sixth storefront in Nashville.
Founded in 2012, Barista Parlor is known for pour-over coffee and house-made pastries. It’s won awards from national and local publications: Tennessean columnist Brad Schmitt named Barista Parlor one of the city’s best coffee shops in 2018.
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The company, which has locations throughout Nashville and at Nashville International Airport, first announced the Hillsboro Village expansion in April. The 21st Avenue location formerly housed Revelator Coffee Co., which closed in fall 2020.
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The opening event was first reported by Axios Nashville.
Cole Villena covers business at The Tennessean, part of the USA Today Network — Tennessee. Reach Cole at [email protected] or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter at @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.