Ask a small business owner how they’re doing right now, and the answer will vary by the moment. A constantly swirling mix of frustrated, hopeful, exhausted, and inspired carries us through each day, and with the holidays coming in the midst of mitigation measures, I don’t see it changing! While there is a full spectrum…Continue reading5 Ways You can Love on Local Right Now
In this season of sticking closer to home, we’re all taking a closer look at what our communities have to offer. It can be so easy to overlook all the fun events, restaurants, parks, and shops right in your own town. For us at Eli’s, the last four months have made us realize what a…Continue readingSummer Bucket Lists
Each coffee bean is precious. If I were to sum up what I’ve learned from our trip to Guatemala, it would be that. The amount of thought, care, and very hard work that goes into every cup of coffee that we drink is astounding.Continue readingGuatemala Trip #4 – Our Reflections
Last week, we began the journey that a coffee bean takes from farm to cup. We talked about how what the plants look like, and how they’re harvested. So this week, we’re going to finish up that journey and dive into the processing of the picked coffee fruit, and all of the amazing steps that…Continue readingGuatemala Trip #3 – The Process
The life of a coffee bean from farm to cup is a pretty remarkable one. It’s a journey that spans years of hard work and thousands of miles traveled. It’s something that’s so disconnected from our daily lives that we don’t often think about it when we grind and brew those little brown beans each…Continue readingGuatemala Trip #2 – Coffee is a Fruit?
When we agreed to accompany our friends from Zion Coffee on a trip to Guatemala, we honestly didn’t know what to expect . Rachel and I knew that we wanted to learn much more about the coffee farming process to broaden our own appreciation for the countless cups we serve in our shop. We wanted…Continue readingGuatemala Trip #1 – Overview
The best things are always worth waiting for. The circumstances that led us to our newest shop in Metamora have been over a year in the making. It feels much longer ago even than that! We first looked at the property back in March of 2016, and from the very beginning, we could see Eli’s…Continue readingHello Metamora
With a new shop coming and a lot going on this new year, we wanted to re-introduce ourselves to those who may not know us. We’re Rachel and Weston Berchtold, and we’ve been the managing owners of Eli’s for almost 2 years now! Rachel is a born and raised Tremont girl. She lived for most…Continue readingHello From Rachel & Weston