COLDWATER, MI (Nov. 4, 2014) – Blue Hat Coffee / Gallery started as a restoration project to save the historic Abram C. Fisk home. It now provides the community an elegant gathering place for coffee, tea, lunch, catered events and an opportunity to view artwork by artists from around the country.
The owners, Phillip and Catherine Jewell believe that the Italianate structure was built between 1840 and 1850. Six years of restoration has turned the former home into a coffee house that is elegant by any standard. All of rooms in the home feature 12 foot ceilings, unique, beautiful, turn of the century chandeliers, and furnishings that are seldom seen in a coffee house. All of the tables and cabinets were built with lumber that was harvested from the property. This includes solid black walnut table tops, hard maple legs and aprons with black walnut inlay. Due to the beauty of the home, catering has added an additional source of revenue. Customers have booked dinner parties and many other special events that impress guests with the elegant surroundings.
Retired Opera Singer and Software Engineer
Co-owner, Catherine Jewell is a classically trained singer who has sung with the Los Angeles Opera Company, Long Beach Opera Company, San Diego Opera Company and the Detroit Symphony. Injured in a back stage accident while singing in New York City, she retired from her singing career and retrained as a silversmith and gemologist. Co-owner, Phillip Jewell, is a retired software engineer who is also an artist and silversmith. Catherine and Phillip have combined their love of the arts with a love of coffee to build a business based on both.
About Blue Hat Coffee / Gallery
Blue Hat Coffee / Gallery is a coffee roaster, cafe, caterer, and art gallery. Quality is required by the company in every phase of the business. Excellent coffees are roasted and served as espresso drinks and brewed coffee in the cafe. The company also private labels fifteen fine quality teas. Excellence in decor, seating and service is provided for customers. Excellence in art is presented in the gallery. Please visit www.bluehatcoffee.com for additional photographs and details. We can be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlueHatCoffee and Twitter at www.twitter.com/BlueHatCoffee.