Revive Coffee opens in Ronan
RONAN — Two brothers who have traveled across the U.S. working in construction recently fulfilled their dream of opening a coffee shop.
Aaron and Clarence Wayman are Utah natives who came to the area a couple of years ago to work on the Polson Walmart building and decided to stay.
“My brother and I have been traveling the states and tried coffee shops and gathered ideas,” said Aaron. “We love coffee, and it’s our goal to bring better coffee to people.”
They are doing that with the opening of Revive Coffee at 63452 US 93 in a building previously occupied by Sonora Grill.
Their first day of business was April 3, and the business features coffee from Mountain Grounds Coffee in Missoula. Their coffee and espresso includes a blend of three parts Colombian and one part Ethiopian, but Aaron said they planned to add a couple other blends soon including Sumatra from Indonesia.
Revive Coffee isn’t just about coffee though. The store offers burritos and pastries for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.
The burritos are made with whole wheat tortillas with either pork or turkey sausage, ham or bacon.
Sandwich meats include turkey, ham, roast beef and chicken.
“All of our bread is made here with fresh ground flour daily,” Aaron said.
“We’re not just a coffee shop,” he added. “We put a lot of emphasis on our pastries,” which are also made with whole wheat flour.
The Waymans, including five sisters — Maleta, Lenore, Lavern, Luronda and Ruleen — bring their years of baking experience to the business, making it truly a family affair. The Waymans’ mother, Marsha Jeffs, is the store’s bookkeeper.
Aaron said the plan is to eventually expand to Polson and Kalispell.
The store is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, has a drive-through window, a website, gorevivecoffee.com, and can also be found on Facebook.