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Four Vets From Army, Navy, Air Force And Coast Guard Start One Of Chesapeake’s Only Coffee Roasteries


An Army guy, a Navy guy, a Coast Guard guy and an Air Force guy walk into a coffee bar — stop us if you’ve heard this one.

Veterans of four service branches, with more than 90 years of military experience, are opening one of the first coffee roasteries in Chesapeake.

By the end of September, Pale Horse Coffee hopes to start selling bags of their beans in the former Big Ugly Brewing space at 1296 Battlefield Blvd S. Suite 104 The company has been selling coffee online at since October of last year.

“We used to joke sometimes that we were missing a Marine,” said Michael Vecchione (Coast Guard, 20 years).

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