The Greenwood Resident spoke with the owner of Lola’s Blessed Bean, Racheal Calderon, to discuss her upcoming plans for the new coffee. The grand opening for Lola’s Blessed Bean, located on the town square, is slated for Saturday, March 13.
(Q.): How long have you been considering opening your own business?
(A): The Lord laid this on my heart almost four years ago. I spent a lot of time searching for the right location. God found the perfect spot for me on Main Street. It has been a long process to get this location ready. Being a single parent has made it take a lot longer than it should have. But, I am very blessed that the Lord has taught me patience and perseverance during this process. He has also blessed me with many wonderful people on this journey.
(Q): Is there any significance to the name?
(A): Yes, Lola’s is actually named in honor of my grandmother. She introduced me to my first cup of “coffee” when I was about three. Of course, it was more milk than coffee, but it was made with so much love. To be able to sit at the kitchen table every time I visited and drink a cup of coffee with my grandparents was a special treat. The love that I felt every time I sat there with them is a memory that I cherish. I hope to share that feeling of love and hospitality with everyone who comes to Lola’s Blessed Bean.
(Q): I see that dog treats are on the menu, what a great idea! How do you make them healthy for animals?
(A): The pupcakes and pupsticks will be provided by a local baker. But, they are going to be prepared with all pet-safe ingredients. I hope to expand the menu of our treats. We are also going to carry plush toys and chew bones provided by The Pupper Agency.
Lola’s Blessed Bean will provide both online and call-in ordering with curbside pickup available. Additionally, they will offer gift cards and everyday discounts.
Hours of operation are:
Tuesday — Thursday 6 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Friday — 6 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday — 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday — 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Menu items include various types of coffee, tea, soda, a large assortment of baked goods, and many other items. Lola’s Blessed Bean is located at 9 North Main Street in Greenwood. To learn more about Greenwood’s newest coffee shop, visit their Facebook page @lolasblessedbean.