Posted 6/02/15 (Tue)
By John D. Taylor
Two new coffee kiosks are coming to Crosby, with one, Badlands Espresso, already opened and another scheduled to open at the end of June.
Logan Schweitzer, his girlfriend Camille Martin, and her sister Sheridan Martin have opened the Badlands Espresso kiosk, a coffee wagon, in the Ekness Super Valu parking lot.
Schweitzer, 27, from Missoula, Mont., originally came to Crosby about seven years ago, to work for Jim Holmes in construction. His career path led him to other North Dakota construction companies, then to opening his own pressure washing business at T&R Transport, where he washes semi-trucks, and cleans up after oil spills.
The inspiration for Badlands Espresso came from coffee carts he saw in Williston, Schweitzer said.
“It took a long time to get it all together, and the money to do it. Missoula is also big on coffee. People like the convenience of this,” he said.
Schweitzer and the sisters Martin have been open for about two weeks, and have seen business increasing steadily, he said.
What do Schweitzer and the Martin sisters hope to accomplish with their kiosk?
“We’re not going anywhere,” Schweitzer said, “we’ll grow. We don’t have any blenders now, we just have the bare essentials. But we do intend to expand; perhaps something larger, perhaps open another kiosk in a different town.”
Badlands Espresso beverages include:
Hot beverages in 12-, 16- and 20-ounce sizes – a daily brew, espresso, Americano, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, mocha, breve, hot chocolate, steamers, chai tea and hot tea. The following flavors are also available: almond amaretto, butterscotch, caramel, coconut, hazelnut, huckleberry, Irish cream, Kahlua, macadamia nut, marshmallow, peppermint, praline, pumpkin spice, vanilla, also sever sugar free flavors.
Cold drinks in 16- or 24-ounce sizes -- espresso, Americano, latte, mocha, breve, chai tea, iced tea, bottled water, orange juice, and Red Bull.
Stems & Salvage
Nikita Haugenoe says a coffee kiosk is coming indoors to Stems & Salvage, located at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue.
Haugenoe said this kiosk is not quite ready to serve the public – they’re waiting on electrical connections and plumbing to get things moving – but they hope to open the last week in June.
Haugenoe said the Stems & Salvage kiosk will offer pretty much anything a Starbucks does: iced coffees, blends, espresso, regular drip coffees and since her husband is from Montana, huckleberry coffee served daily.
They have been considering offering pastries as well, but are having a hard time finding a company to supply them with these items, she said.