Gather and shine: Coffee and Supply Co. highlights the local goodness in Eagle

Grand opening July 13th

Author: McCale Ashenbrener

From the big gathering table in the Heuser’s Frontier Feathers Farm, one can see the last snows of Bogus Basin in the Boise Ridge Mountains.  If you look past the chicken coop and roaming pigs you might catch a glimpse of goats Beau and Marylin and their newborn kids. Behind the house Ryan, Mel and their three children sit snugly around a roaring fire pit. This serene scene is a departure from the bustling life they led in California. Apart from acting as co-founder and president of Paul Frank Industries for 15 years, a clothing brand sold in over 65 countries, Ryan Heuser penned an autobiography, created his podcast “Brevity Code”, and has been a TED X presenter among other endeavors. Looking for space to breathe, Ryan, his wife Mel, and their three children uprooted their cozy life in California and found home in Idaho.

The Heusers were grateful to find space to recalibrate their lifestyle and come together as a family.  “I’m a believer that nothing good happens when you’re comfortable,” reflects Ryan. “So why not go be vulnerable and learn something completely new? …We’ve got a hobby farm that we’re all involved in as a family.  Our three young kids all have farm chores to do…There’s just something awesome about being outside with the family working together as opposed to everyone indoors, in separate rooms, on electronics.”

Catherine and RyanRyan’s entrepreneurial talent, combined with Mel’s love for design and connecting people, led them to found Coffee and Supply Co. Much more than a coffee shop, Coffee and Supply Co. will also feature local farms seasonal harvest, a General Store with gift items, housewares and apparel from hand selected brands, and of course delicious coffee and espresso drinks as well as locally baked goods and indulgences from Catherine @savorynsweetinc. Their dream is to have Coffee and Supply Co. be a gathering place, where the community can connect through events or just hang out in the cozy, sofa-bedecked upstairs lounge. They will showcase local awesomeness from fresh berries and handpicked flowers to products from local makers and artists. “Coming to Eagle and opening ‘Coffee and Supply Co’ is a culmination of all my years in a creative driven business, along with my passion for great coffee,” says Ryan. “I couldn’t be prouder and more excited to open our spot in Eagle. As we know, Eagle is a fast-growing city with lots of expats from places like Seattle, San Francisco, LA and other metropolitan areas.  I feel like we’re bringing those people something more neighborhood familiar while at the same time bringing something entirely new.”

Beyond Coffee + Supply Co., Mel started Gather Idaho with her friend Sarah Ward as a way for community to celebrate, create, and connect. “Our community project has created farm workshops, hikes, mom and me baking, crafting, beauty days, something for everyone. We partner with local businesses, brands, and individuals  for each event.”

These challenging times help us to realize just how dear we hold social connection and congregation.  Coffee and Supply Co. plans their grand opening July 13th and I’m sure many of us will be craving a delicious baked good and cup of coffee with friendly faces in our community. Let us all look forward to a time soon where we can gather and shine a light on all the goodness that surrounds us.

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