COFFEE BREAK CAFE IN THE NEWS
Excepts from Smokin’ hot Joe: Coffee culture turns up the heat
By Jason Lesley
"Ron Rader, a Hagley resident and native of Georgetown’s Maryville neighborhood, opened the Coffee Break Café on Front Street when Reynolds Tobacco eliminated his sales job five years ago. “I turned 50 and lost my job,” Rader said. “My wife and I started kicking around some ideas. We knew there was no coffee shop in Georgetown and said let’s go for it.”
Rader went to a barista school in Michigan. “They taught me everything I needed to know about the machines and coffee,” he said."
Rader gets $2 for a 12-ounce cup of Coffee Break blend, beans he gets from a roaster in Florence. His niche is lattés, cappuccinos and espressos. He grinds Brazilian beans for an espresso shot, or a double shot to satisfy stronger coffee cravings. “Once you’ve got to have espresso,” Rader said, “nothing else will do. I serve a double-double.”
..."spend some time at Coffee Break Café for breakfast or lunch. I’ve enjoyed stopping here for coffee, and owners Meghan and Ron Rader and their staff are friendly. A friend tells me the chicken salad can’t be beat".