School is back in season, and that means the fall season is right around the corner. For many, fall is a favorite season. Certainly, that is the case for the Gogolak family, owners of Be Kind Coffee Co., a coffee shop in Clemmons that has quickly earned a reputation for delicious drinks, divine baked goods, and is a community favorite for its friendly atmosphere and ambiance.
Co-owner and CEO Amanda Gogolak shared, “Fall was always our favorite time of year. Not only for the cooler weather, but we love watching the trees turn their gorgeous autumn colors. And at our house, it’s also the start of the holiday season and family get-togethers.”
For the Gogolaks, that means gathering around the kitchen table to sample a variety of fall favorites—family recipes that have been passed down from grandmothers on both sides of the family. “For as long as I can remember, the kitchen has always been the heart of our home. The temptation to reach for something delicious often earned a loving smack on the hands from our grandmothers, who were always busy preparing traditional family dishes. At Be Kind Coffee Co., this time of year reminds us of those wonderful women who paved the way for our store. Not only do we pay homage to our grandmothers by sharing their recipes with our customers, we, in essence, get to invite our customers to our family table—to share the culinary memories we grew up with.
“Not only are these recipes passed down from my grandmothers and great-grandmothers,” Amanda continued, “We have my husband’s grandmother’s recipes. Gibran’s grandmother was from Mexico, and we have our sweet empanadas thanks to her. They are a fall favorite for many! In addition, we have other heirloom recipes we look forward to sharing with our customers!”
All that said, the fall menu at Be Kind Coffee is here! Stop by soon to enjoy:
- Pumpkin Empanadas
- Apple Pecan Empanadas
- Spiced Sweet Potato Cardamom Biscuits
- Apple Cake
- Pumpkin Loaf
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Cookies
- Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Vegan)
- Pecan Bars (Gluten-Free)
- Cardamom Pumpkin Bread (mini-loaves shaped like pumpkins)!
Additionally, Amanda and her crew have been busy perfecting some fall drinks that coffee enthusiasts won’t want to miss:
- Caramel Macchiato with Praline Cold Foam
- Fireside S’mores Mocha
- Heath Bar Latte
- Pumpkin Spice Macchiato with Praline Foam
- Salted Caramel Mocha
- Spicy Cayenne Chai
- Pumpkin Pie Frappe
- Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam
“At Be Kind Coffee Co, we always offer a year-round selection of gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods, as well as dairy-free milk options for our beverages,” explained Amanda.
“Not only do we have tons of delicious reasons to visit the shop—our regulars know we LOVE to party! So, mark your calendar for Halloween! Make sure to ‘trick or treat’ with us, grab a Spooky Krispy Treat or Mint Graveyard Cake Cup, Toasted Marshmallow, or Mint Frankenstein Frappe! They are Spooktacular!”
Be Kind Coffee Co. is located at 3560 Clemmons Road, Suite B, in Clemmons. Call the store at 336.893.9892, or e-mail them at email@example.com. Also, be sure to like Be Kind Coffee Co. on Facebook and follow them on Instagram!