What's Brewing at King's Daughters: New Gourmet Coffee Shop Now Open

Back row - Doris Moreton, KDMC Food Service Manager, Front row - baristas Jesse Freeman, Marlee Hughes and Nicole Barnett all from Brookhaven area

BROOKHAVEN, MS June 27, 2016 – Walk into the lobby of King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), and you'll notice something different in the air, the aroma of freshly brewed gourmet coffees emanating from the newly designed coffee shop. The warm, soothing colors and updated decor create an eclectic, welcoming spot that serves up friendly smiles and a daily selection of sweet comforts as the barista prepares your hot espresso or iced drink to order.

"This is something we wanted to do not only for our visitors, patients, and staff, but for the community as a whole," says Doris Moreton, the hospital's Food Service Manager. "It's a way for us to minister to others, offering a smile and encouragement when somebody may be experiencing a hectic or stressful day. The bonus is they get a wonderful cup of coffee or flavored drink, or one of the beautiful pastries from Janie's."

There is a full menu of hot espresso drinks to choose from including Lattes, Cappuccinos, and Mochas made with Ghirardelli chocolate, and Americano blends. There are also specialty lattes like the Cinnamon Praline, The Klondike, a blend of Ghirardelli chocolate and frosted mint, and Caramel Macchiato with Ghirardelli caramel and vanilla, as well as hot Ghirardelli cocoa, and premium teas.

For a pick-me-up with a refreshing chill, there are also frozen blended espresso-based frappes as well as freezes made with real fruit purees, as well as the traditional iced latte, mocha, caramel macchiato, coffee blends, and chai tea.

In addition to pastries and desserts from Janie's Pastry Shop and Bakery, other sweet comforts include giant Heath Crunch, Chocolate Chunk, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies, cheesecakes and layer cakes, and soft serve ice cream.

"We went about finding the best sources we could to help us plan and develop the KDMC Coffee Shop," added Moreton.

During the search, Alvin Hoover, CEO of KDMC, remembered a visit to the O'Henry's Coffees in Birmingham, AL. Randy Adamy, roastmaster and owner of O'Henry's, became the consultant on the project helping with everything from workflow design of the space, to recommending equipment including the La Marzocco espresso machine imported from Italy, to training the KDMC baristas.

O'Henry's Roasting Company is also the supplier for KDMC's selection of whole bean coffees from around the world that are also available for sale in 12-oz. and sample-size bags. The barista will even grind the beans for you.

The coffee shop is open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. The public is welcome to stop in for a cup of coffee or pastry on the go.

Providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment.

King's Daughters Medical Center

601.833.6011  |  427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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