Fox Holler Coffee – Teutopolis Business of the Month
New Spring Drink: Macadamia Nut Iced Cold Brew with Local Honey Sweet Foam
One might have thought that opening a new business during a global pandemic was too risky. Thankfully Fox Holler Coffee owners, Danny Borries and Seth Wilson, took that chance. And they haven’t looked back since; they haven’t needed to. The Teutopolis & area communities embraced their coffee mastery, and this month they celebrate one year of success. Opening last May during the shutdown says Wilson, “placed a tremendous amount of value on having a drive-thru business to serve a community and we are happy to fill that need in T-town.”
Fox Holler Coffee’s model of using single origin roasts, from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Colombia and Sumatra, allows their customers to explore flavors from different regions of the world. It becomes an exciting experience knowing that each cup can taste different based on the country and its unique climates and altitudes. Employees are from the immediate area and they help create the specialty drink menu so customers only drink what the Fox Holler Coffee crew approves. Drinks are made with coffee beans from their own roastery; even the Frappuccino mix is made by hand as opposed to purchased from wholesale companies. Fox Holler Coffee also kegs their own cold brew, grinds and packages all of their coffee by hand, and flavors the beans using organic syrups. Their passion for coffee can be tasted in every cup.
Their little drive-thru coffee business is now expanding is all sorts of ways. They just announced a second location to open this summer at 1200 S Banker in Effingham. Bags of Fox Holler Coffee can now be purchased at many area small businesses, the latest being in St. Anthony Hospital’s gift shop. And a new roastery is planned to open mid-summer, which will bring additional retail locations for customers to purchase their delicious beans.
Heart of the Holler is a community support program they launched earlier this year. A charitable organization in the area is chosen each month and Fox Holler Coffee donates $1 for every bag of the coffee sold through the drive-thru location that month. Last month benefited Blessings in a Backpack, and June will support local animal rescue, E.A.R.S. Previous recipients have been Ballard Nature Center, Catholic Charities and Crisis Nursery.
You’ll also soon find them at the Effingham Farmer’s Market this summer where they’ll be serving pour-over hot coffee and cold brew, and have their packaged coffee available too. The Farmer’s Market opens on May 29, 2021.
From small beginnings in our Village to now multiple locations and outlets throughout the county, we’re proud to have Teutopolis-based Fox Holler Coffee in the spotlight.