Thursday, July 28, 2011

We have a grand opening date set!

We are happy to announce we have chosen a Grand Opening Celebration date.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13th at 9:00am.  Specials will abound all day.  Come check out the space, say hello, drink some coffee, eat a pastry and enjoy the grand opening of Sweet Fields!

We want to give a big shout out thank you, to United Prairie Bank, the Mountain Lake Economic Development Authority and the Southwest Initiative Foundation for funding our new adventure.  We couldn't have done it without their help.

Each day we get more and more accomplished.  Rachel has been looking at putting together coffee orders, wholesale ingredient orders as well as choosing the remaining equipment for the space.  We will be proud to serve Fair Trade organic coffee from Level Ground, a wonderful company.  Check out their website at  Our flavored coffees will come from the small woman owned company of Chicago Coffee Roastery.  You can find their goods at 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Updated Pictures!

We have been hearing that people would love to see some updated pictures of the place.  Ask and ye shall receive.  Here are just a few.  We are waiting on just a few things until final opening.  We are working on getting our final financing so we are able to buy our last few pieces of equipment and once that happens then the inspector said she'll come.  We have been officially approved by the state application inspector, so we just the final review and walk through.  We really will be open soon!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let the Training Montage Begin!!! We need some peppy 80's music...

You know, it really isn't as easy as you would think to make fancy coffee drinks!? Luckily we have had some great help in that department recently, Laurie Hendstadt has been exceedingly patient while taking us through our arduous training regimen; Two double shot lattes a night!! Don't worry though, our milk steaming will be perfected and everything will taste fantastically well, thanks to the hard work before. Luckily Laurie is right next door to us with her friend Jessie Mae who does beautiful work in flowers and candy; two very sweet things for Sweet Fields fans! She and Rachel will be working together on a wedding soon, so check her out if you're in the area and need some flowers to go with your cake! Yesterday; scrubbed floors on our hands and knees, painted, and today we built a table! Everything is coming along smoothly and we look forward to seeing you soon!!!