Coffee lovers now have even more options for early Saturday morning coffee dates as Heartbeat Coffee, located at 1211 S. Main St. in McPherson, has opened their doors for Saturday hours.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity and the demand that we’ve had to do this,” Heartbeat’s manager Tara Kemp said.

The thought to having Saturday open has been there all along but the shop is relatively new to the community and figuring out the logistics came first.

“People started asking about it and we realized that now is the time to do it,” she said. “The difficult part was getting employees trained and working with student workers as a lot of them have activities on Saturdays and aren’t able to work then. We also wanted the consistency and quality to stay the same throughout the week.”

Heartbeat’s current hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and their Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

“We’re going to try that and see what it does for us,” she added.

Now that Kemp and staff are fully equipped with confidence, she feels they are ready to take on the challenge.

“All of our workers and baristas have enough experience now that they’re comfortable working alone or with each other and can get the product out the window on time,” Kemp said.

Kemp also said she is excited to serve those going out of town to Hutchinson for their Saturday shopping, those going to work, students at Central Christian College and the community in general that enjoys Saturday mornings at the coffee shop.

“We’ve had some feedback already that people are excited and that way the college students can just come over and pick up their drink and head back to the dorm to study. For those going to Hutch, they can have the opportunity to get their drink and not get out of the car,” she laughed. “I’m thankful for the continued support of the community for small businesses that allows us to do this.”

For more information, contact Heartbeat at 316-323-7464 or visit their website at http://heartbeatcoffee.com or visit their Facebook page. 

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