Today is a day to celebrate! Ethnos Coffee and Tea celebrated their one year anniversary with a Bossier Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Villaggio Shops. What a great way to start a day! With the economy the way it is, it is refreshing to hear success stories. Ethnos serves coffees and teas with a cause, partnering with Larry’s Beans. Larry’s Beans is a coffee roasting company with a mission of going “Fair Trade”. Fair Trade products are manufactured or raised by companies that practice environmental and social responsibility and pay a fair wage.
I had a few moments with Jerome Stockert, owner of Ethnos. Jerome told me that he was previously a Campus Minister and that not only does Ethnos serve as a Coffee and Tea house, but they also have a community church that meets in the space. I checked out their website and found that as the lead café/church planter, Jerome is the front person for the church which owns and operates the café called Ethnos Coffee and Tea. Located in the Villaggio the vision for Ethnos is for it to be a multimedia café where residents and guests can develop a more intimate sense of community and for it to double as the meeting place for a new church plant. Regardless of your spiritual faith and beliefs, Jerome desires Ethnos to be a place where you can find the professional, personal and spiritual growth you desire and enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea…and maybe an Italian soda now and then.
See ya around Bossier,