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Grounded Coffee Now Pouring In Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS-A new coffee shop on City Center Boulevard in Newport News is hoping to become a new gathering place for the community.

Ben Rothwell, a pastor for Crosswalk Church, and Bryan Leybold, a franchise director for Skrimp Shack, opened Grounded Coffee in November. Rothwell said the pair came up with the idea for the new coffee shop a few years ago while chatting at a Chick-Fil-A. Rothwell is a former mixologist and barista who previously worked at several different coffee shops including Starbucks.

Grounded Coffee serves up coffee blends including organic coffee blends and specialty drinks such as espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos as well as tea. In addition, the shop has a limited breakfast menu consisting of breakfast sandwiches, tacos, and oatmeal.

“All of our food is made from scratch using natural ingredients, including our syrups,” Rothwell said.

Seasonal drinks have been a hit so far such as a green coffee for St. Patrick’s Day and a coffee made with Cadbury Eggs for Easter.

“We want to introduce people to something new, something they might not know about,” Rothwell said.

Grounded Coffee hopes to expand its menu this summer, adding more food items as well as drinks with seasonal flavors including lavender and blueberry lattes.

Rothwell said the idea is for Grounded Coffee to be a home away from home for customers.

“What’s unique about a local coffee shop is that community members can gather and feel that it is a place that belongs to them,” Rothwell said. “That is special to us.”

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