Aside from a long list of specialty coffee drinks, they also offer fruit smoothies, sandwiches, salads, quiche, biscotti and baked goods. Breads and bakery goods are prepared in-house from scratch with the exception of bagels.
On a recent day, the glass bakery case beckoned with peanut butter pie, key lime cheesecake, brownies, red velvet cake and assorted other temptations.
Ken, a Florida native, and Denise, who is originally from West Virginia, met in 1993 at a company in Florida where he did construction and she was a bookkeeper. For several years they made frequent trips to West Virginia, where they believed opening a coffee shop would be a good investment.
They moved to the Mountain State four years ago and a year later opened the Daily Cup in South Charleston. When the lease expired and the rent went up in that location, they decided to make the change. Several regular customers already have followed.
Their two daughters are also involved in the family business, including Samantha, 18, and Amanda, 20, who took culinary classes and does the baking.
The 1,300-square-foot coffee shop can seat 44 in a cheery area with lots of tall windows. Wi-Fi is available, and works by local artists will be displayed.
They hope to have live entertainment most Friday nights. The business also will serve wines and premium beers.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Saturday hours have not been determined, and the shop is closed on Sunday. Go to www.thedailycupwv.com for more information.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.
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