Coffee and tea house opening in West Des Moines will serve light fare and sweets
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A globally-inspired neighborhood coffeehouse is coming to West Des Moines.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, located at 160 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 160, will host its grand opening April 20.
The cafe will offer a globally-inspired menu featuring international coffees and teas, pastries, sandwiches, salads, quiche and yogurt parfaits. A wide range of beverages — both caffeinated and decaf — include frozen drinks, hot chocolate, sodas and lemonade.
One signature coffee is the Dragon Eye — a blend of house coffee and sweetened condensed milk. The drink is a tribute to the Year of the Dragon.
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Sweet treats include carrot cake, chocolate cake, cheesecake and tiramisu.
Franchise owner Cara Hulick worked in the corporate world for 30 years before she decided to take an entrepreneurial leap that she said would allow her to impact the community in a fun and positive way.
“Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea’s mission appealed to me,” Hulick said. “The focus on quality ingredients and passion for local communities inspired me to open one of my own.”
The Sweetwaters location has plans to host local events and meet-ups, as well as fundraisers with non-profit organizations and groups.
“Sweetwaters is more than just a place to grab a great cup of coffee or tea,” Hulick said. “It’s truly a place where people can come and be a part of the community.”
Sweetwaters will host a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Iowa from noon to 4 p.m. on April 14.
The grand opening week will include a ribbon cutting from 4-5 p.m. on April 22, daily discounts, community events and weeklong promotions.
The small coffee and tea chain operates in 10 states and originated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1993 by husband-and-wife duo Wei and Lisa Bee. The new location is one of more than 100 expected to open across the country.