St. James Coffee, a Rochester shop that offers a unique blend of coffee and Catholic faith, looked down to its last cup of java a month ago.
The little coffee shop adorned with portraits of Christ’s apostles on its walls had shut its doors in March, like businesses across the state, to flatten the coronavirus curve. Many thought Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency order would last only a couple of weeks. But two weeks stretched into two months. And by late June, the coffee shop was in financial peril.