A Coffee Story

 
 
 

Family...

This is a coffee story. It’s a story about family, community, and the places we call home. We created Nickel & Bean as a place for gathering—a destination for inspiration, collaboration, and of course coffee—where everyone has a space to call their own. We hope that our walls will be filled with the people who have made this town what it is today. More than just purveyors of coffee, we hope to be storytellers and historians who honor the talents and treasurers of Lexington. We celebrate the people and families that have written its story. This is our love letter to our family, your family, and the the hometowns that we share. 


Origin...

Inspired by Nicky and Shellie Wong, their personal story holds an important piece of the Nickel & Bean history: caffeine. When Shellie went into early labor with their son, River, caffeine was the last intervention removed after 12 weeks in the NICU. It was the stimulant that was used to regulate his lungs and brain, and remind him to breathe on this own. Suddenly, Shellie's siblings Stacie and Stephen had an idea that would allow Nicky and Shellie to cultivate a business while growing their family, and within a community they love. Caffeine will always remind us of hope, and the role that it plays in so many other lives—collaboration, gathering, focus, awakening, ritual, and new beginnings. 

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Coffee...

A really great cup of coffee goes without saying, but that’s part of our story too. Beyond the best beans and wholesome provisions, we’re excited to create a space for the community where everyone feels welcome and a familiar face is never far away. It’s a place intended to spark new ideas and new connections, while still holding on to the history and the stories that make us who we are.


 

Just what can be shared over a cup of coffee? We invite you to find out.