Jim & Corie Biermaier

100% independently owned and operated 

It all began in the summer of 2019 when I was blessed to visit my daughter who was doing an internship in Australia. I fell in love with Australia - the people, the culture, and all the AMAZING independent coffee shops! Each one was so cute and different from each other! One morning, while sitting at a coffeeshop overlooking the ocean, I began to dream: “Can I do this? Should I do this? What would I call it? Do I take little Australia back with me? Takeaway instead of to-go, toasties instead of paninis?  Could this be it? Could the Elm building continue to be my home away from home?” Ya see… I knew I was going back home and needed to find a new job as my Salon Manager position at Elm Salon would soon be no more. I was beginning to think this was meant to be. 

September 12th, 2019… We made the official announcement! Here we go! To say it was a difficult process is an understatement! The city, the state, Wac/Sac, plumbing hold ups, and then COVID-19 2 days after opening! Many times through this journey we discussed walking away. Good things come to those who wait, patience is a virtue, push through… all crossed our minds. But the biggest decision maker was to follow the dream the God had placed on my heart! We want it to be more than a coffeehouse. We want to create community in Hastings! A place to connect with family, meet your friends, network with coworkers, and build relationships!  But more than that, we want to "Be the Good” however that may be! 

We are excited to be here and share this space with you! We hope this is a  place where you are able to slow down and enjoy the moments!


~Corie Biermaier <3