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Support Local: Harvest Coffee fuels the community amid COVID-19 concerns

With two locations in the Brazos Valley, the owners of Harvest Coffee believe their sense of community helps them stand out.

BRYAN, Texas — Harvest Coffee is no stranger to the Brazos Valley.

"We love coffee and we love food," said Ashley Martin, the owner of the coffee store. "We love keeping the community caffeinated and feed, that is why we do it."

Martin and her husband and co-owner, Trey, are from the area. Ashley is from Waco and Trey is from Navasota.

The couple owns two locations, a store in Downtown Bryan and a store at Century Square.

"Every single flavor that we have (is made from scratch and is not store-bought)," Martin said. "There is no fake stuff, no high fructose corn syrup or artificial stuff."

Harvest Coffee has been open for six years.

Martin said they usually have stayed pretty busy, even having a lot of regulars come by and enjoy a nice cup of joe.

"We're very connected," Martin said. "We have guests that have become our friends."

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Harvest Coffee has seen a decline in customers. Martin believes it is crucial for community support at this time.

"We have staff that has families that depend on us," Martin said. "The fact that people want to support us helps us keep their jobs alive."

Harvest Coffee has not had to do layoffs, but have had to cut employee's hours down.

"This is the time that we need the community to come out and support us," Martin said.

Although there is no dining in option the coffee shop is doing online and mobile orders. All people need to do is call, text or head over to Harvest Coffee's website and place an order. People can then drive over to one of the locations and get the coffee delivered right to their car.

"We love what we do and we put a lot of work hard into it," Martin said. "We put a lot of science into it and we spend a lot of time and care making what we do is the best that it is. We try to give our guests the best experience they can have."

Harvest Coffee will start using food delivery services like the phone app, Favor, and Aggiefood.com in the next several days.

This is part of an ongoing series that highlights several businesses across the Brazos Valley during the coronavirus pandemic. 


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