Legacy Coffee Co., the Spring Hill mobile coffee shop, will move into a permanent location likely before the end of the year.
Known for their unique, original menu, the food truck’s owners reached an agreement with Viking Pizza to operate in the mornings there at 3525 Kedron Road.
“We are hoping to recreate the feel of Frothy Monkey,” Joshua Merrill, who owns and operates Legacy with his wife Kara, said. “So we will be overlapping but utilizing the same space. It is a beautiful space.”
Legacy will serve coffee from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with the pizza shop opening at 11 a.m.
In the past year, since the Merrills began operating their coffee truck, they have rotated locations, usually setting up at one bank or another.
The Merrill’s idea of running a coffee-selling business in Spring Hill is three years old.
“My wife and I came up with the idea three years ago, we wanted to start a Spring Hill coffee shop and when we initially started, we wanted to start with brick and mortar, but did not have the funds,” Joshua said.
Instead, they started the food truck. Moving into a permanent place is a dream come true.
Joshua, who has spent nearly 20 years in Spring Hill, spent the eight before starting Legacy working at the Starbucks on Main Street.
He, however, decided to break out on his own. Legacy is specializing in espressos right now, but hopes to add gluten-free pastries from Windmill Bakery in Columbia.
“Predominantly right now we roast our own coffee,” he said. “We do espresso drinks, air roast instead of drum roast. Ethically sourced. What sets us apart is our unique of menu. Things like our cardamom mocha and honey lavender latte.”
Legacy hopes to be fully open at Viking Pizza by Christmas. In the future, they hope to use the old food truck for private events.
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