Announcement: Honest Coffee Roasters Is Expanding Its Space!

If you’ve visited Honest Coffee Roasters in Downtown Huntsville, you have surely enjoyed the decadent lattes and espresso drinks on its crowd-pleasing menu. And let’s not forget those acai bowls that have gained much attention since the shop’s official opening in May.

But with crowds of Huntsvillians frequenting Honest daily, it quickly became evident that more seating was needed to accommodate the coffee lovers. Christy Graves, managing partner at Honest in Huntsville, said the downtown shop will be adding an additional 700 square feet of space—making room for extra seating and creating more opportunities for communicating with its guests.

“Two of the biggest challenges we have faced since opening are having enough seating and needing another point-of-sale register,” said Christy. “By adding additional space we are able to accomplish both.”

More comfortable seating

A mirror image of the existing shop, the expansion space will include new elements like a “comfy space” with a couch and chairs where guests can relax with friends. The additional square footage will also allow more room for their patrons’ business meetings.

“We have noticed that many downtown workers use our shop as a place to have casual business meetings,” explained Christy. “We will have ample seating and tables in our expanded space that will help create an environment well suited for that.”

More efficient ordering

Honest had another goal in mind—add an additional register.

“The second register will allow the Honest team more time to talk with first-time guests who may not know what to order,” said Christy. “It will also help us expedite the line of customers who are regulars and already know what they want. It’s a win-win.”

More fun this fall

The expansion is tentatively scheduled for completion in October, and Honest is ready to welcome its customers to the larger space with new fall-inspired menu items.

“Our baristas have been really creative and developed three new drinks for guests to try,” said Christy. “The Hashtag Fall, Bootlegger, and 3rd Degree. The Hashtag Fall is a tasty latte with sweet potato juice, dark brown sugar, and simple syrup. The 3rd Degree is our spicy mocha, and the Bootlegger is a housemade caramel bourbon latte. We also have a brand-new Harvest bowl that continues our partnership with Scott’s Orchard by featuring his fresh apples.”

Honest says thank you

“More than anything, we are overwhelmed with the support that we get daily from the city,” said Christy. “There are Tuesdays at 2 p.m. when we have a full house, and we always seem to have steady crowds. Our customers are the best, and we hope that this shop expansion will give them more reason and room to come hang out with us and enjoy their day with a good cup of coffee.”

Have you visited Honest Coffee yet? What’s your favorite item on the menu? Let us know in the comments below.

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You’re Invited To Honest Coffee Roasters’ Grand Opening Celebration!

Coffee fanatics, it’s time to rejoice! On June 1 from 3-5 p.m., Honest Coffee Roasters in Downtown Huntsville will be celebrating its successful first month of serving the Rocket City with free goodies, discounts, and several delicious giveaways. You can expect a lot from this caffeinated extravaganza.

Honest Coffee Roasters – Huntsville

114 Clinton Ave. E, STE 106

Huntsville, AL 35801

 June 1, 3-5 p.m.

“We are overwhelmed with the support Huntsville has shown us in the past four weeks,” said Christy Graves, managing partner at Honest Coffee Roasters – Huntsville. “We are having this event to give something back to our amazing customers and show how much we appreciate our patrons.”

Drop by the coffee shop, located at The Garage at Clinton Row, this Thursday for free drip coffee, $1 off espresso drinks, free samples from Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro, live music by Christopher Currie, and several giveaways—including a Grand Prize of one coffee a day for a month! Yes, one lucky winner will receive a $150 gift card to the craft coffee shop. But that’s not all they will be giving away. Here are a few of the prizes you can win:

  • Honest Coffee thermos
  • Honest Coffee mugs
  • Bags of whole bean coffee
  • Gift basket from Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro
  • Piper & Leaf Teaser Gift Set

There are plenty of chances to win, and it’s easy to enter. Each participant will receive one entry for placing his or her name and email address in the bowl at the event. You can also receive five additional entries by sharing a photo of your Honest Coffee from the event on Instagram, tagging @honesthsv, and showing your entry to the staff member at the raffle table.

But remember, entries will only be accepted between the hours of 3-5 p.m. during the event. And your name must be in the bowl to participate. All winners will be announced on Honest Coffee Roasters – Huntsville’s Instagram account and contacted directly by email after the party.

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And prizes are not the only reason to attend. Honest also announced that they will be unveiling their new Downtown Huntsville exclusive drink.

Introducing the Twickenham Tea Latte!

The new creation will be one of the $1-off espresso drink options available for purchase during the event. Creator of the signature drink, Anna Gervias, is a barista at Honest Coffee’s Huntsville location. She wanted to create a beverage that captured the essence of Downtown Huntsville.

“Long summer days in Downtown Huntsville have always called for a refreshing glass of southern sweet tea, “ said Anna. “The Twickenham Tea Latte is an updated version of the classic. In it, you will find Honest Coffee’s expertly crafted espresso and Piper & Leaf’s award-winning Front Porch Special tea. It’s an incredible combination that features blueberry syrup and a hint of lemon juice—it ties the drink together perfectly.”

Christy said that the team is very excited to debut the drink.

“Prepared hot or iced, this drink takes the traditional and the modern and mixes them together,” said Christy. “The team has been doing taste tests for weeks, and I believe we’ve come up with something special. Downtown Huntsville has a unique way of being incredibly modern while still preserving its past—this drink captures that feeling.”

The Twickenham Tea Latte will only be available at the coffee shop’s Downtown Huntsville location and will be a regular menu item following the Grand Opening celebration.

Bring your friends!

Honest Coffee encourages everyone to bring their friends and cameras, take pictures, and have a great time. The event is come-and-go as you please. Anyone interested in going can also RSVP on the official Facebook event page, hosted by Downtown Huntsville, Inc.

For more information on the Grand Opening, contact Christy Graves at

Read more about Honest Coffee Roasters by clicking here. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

We will see you Thursday!

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Honest Coffee Roasters & Greasy Hands Barbershop to join The Garage At Clinton Row!

Just in case you missed the announcement at the Grand Opening Celebration for The Garage At Clinton Row on Nov 3rd, we are thrilled to announce that Honest Coffee Roasters (based out of Franklin, TN) and Greasy Hands Barbershop (based out of Florence, AL) will be joining the Downtown Huntsville family as a part of The Garage At Clinton Row very soon!

Here’s more about each company:

Greasy Hands Barbershop

Greasy Hands is an appointment-only barbershop specializing in precision men’s haircuts, beard trims & hot towel, straight to razor shaves. Built on the idea that hard work pays off, they are proud to be a shop for the everyman.

Every haircut is finished with a hot lather neck shave, steam towel & cold aftershave. The way it should be. Our straight razor shave preparation is second to none, utilizing all-natural creams, oils & lathers to help your skin be the best it can be. We wear beards; we know beards. Nobody shapes beards as well as we do. Period.

– Greasy Hands

Images © Greasy Hands Barbershop

Honest Coffee Roasters

It all started in the late 1800s, with a man named James and a Grocery named Green’s.

Franklin, Tennessee wasn’t exactly Coffee Town, USA. Quite the contrary. Presidents were traveling to Nashville to drink coffee at the heralded Maxwell House Hotel, while Franklin had nothing but moonshine and marshmallow.

So, James saddled his horse, hitched his buggy (in reverse order of course), and took the 3-day journey up to Nashville in search of coffee.

And coffee he found! But not just coffee. James brought back flour, sugar, rice, and other commodities to stock his humble general store.

Over 100 years later, James’ great-great-grandson has the same dream to bring high quality, ethically sourced, & freshly roasted coffee to Williamson County.

Now this dream is being realized in the form of Honest Coffee Roasters!

Coffee has the ability to influence culture unlike anything else. It drives business, fosters community, and brings people from far and wide to experience something that, when done well, will cause anyone to pause and appreciate life a little more.

Poetic and perfect. These 2 words say a lot. So does our coffee. Sometimes, less is more. Less hands to pass between. Less chances to mess up what God created. Less time in the roaster. Less days before consumption. We like less.

So did Abe. Less oppression. Less division. More equality. More unity.

Abe said to “plant your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” So we do. We don’t source from farmers who can’t support their families. We never will. We can’t always travel to the farms, but we talk face-to-face with the people who do. Integrity matters. That’s why we call ourselves Honest.

-Honest Coffee Roasters

Images © Honest Coffee Roasters

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Huntsville Speaks: Coffee Shop

We’re on round-up number three in response to our call for ideas asking what would inspire you to spend more time downtown?

The last several weeks we’ve been taking a look at some of your most requested additions for downtown including a pub theatre and barcade!  This week in our third and final installment we’re exploring coffee shops!

Octane – Atlanta, GA

First up on our list of swoon worthy coffee shops that would be amazing additions to downtown, is Octane Coffee out of Atlanta Georgia!  A wifi camper’s dream, Octane offers artisan coffee with beans roasted in house, made using French press and pour-over techniques.  But in addition to just great coffee, Octane also offers espresso, cocktails, pastries, and my personal favorites, craft beer and wine.  Cafe by day and smooth cocktail and wine bar by night, this concept ranks pretty high in our books for something we’d love to see downtown.

© Billy Reid

© Billy Reid

Crema – Nashville, TN

If you’re a coffee connoisseur, than you’ve probably heard of Crema.  Focusing on fundamental elements, their highly skilled, ninja-like baristas use small-batch, in-house, roasted beans, precise methods and the best equipment to hand-craft the finest traditional Italian coffee and espresso.   So in short, they really love coffee, and they do it dang well.

Frothy Monkey – Nashville, TN

Next up is Frothy Monkey also hailing from Nashville, TN!  With ample seating, free wifi and a full menu of incredible food in addition to their hand roasted coffee, Frothy Monkey is part neighborhood restaurant and part cafe.

Mercantile – Houston, TX

A twist on the traditional coffee shop, Mercantile is part espresso bar and part specialty grocery store!  Wouldn’t this be a cool addition to downtown Huntsville!?

Merci Used Book Café – Paris, France

Ok so technically this one is just a part of the larger 3 story concept store, Merci, but I love it so much that we’re just going to include it anyway because this is basically my dream come true.  Here you can rendez-vous over a cup of coffee, grab brunch or a quick lunch of a soft-boiled egg or in the afternoon tea-time gourmet scones. You can also take the time to choose a book from the 10,000 books in the library!


NEW ADDITON!! – Battery Park Book Exchange – Asheville, NC

Super excited to add Battery Park Book Exchange to our list by the suggestion of Abby T. Owen!  She mentioned we should check it out and we have fallen in love!  I mean seriously, how could you NOT love the mashup of a used book store, coffee shop and champagne bar!?  I would LOVE to see something like this come to downtown Huntsville, what about you!?

We’ve listed out some of our favorite coffee shop concepts for downtown now, but what are yours?  Did we miss one that you think would be the perfect fit for Huntsville?  Let us know in the comments below!

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