A productive workplace and freshly brewed coffee are never far apart. That’s why Florence, Alabama-based Turbo Coffee Roasters decided to open its third location at the growing Lincoln Mill campus near downtown Huntsville. Turbo will have a 1,774 square foot shop at the property’s historic Dye House and has plans to open in Q4 2021.
“The development of Huntsville over the last decade has been astounding,” said Reese Shirey, owner of Turbo Coffee. “When we first opened our Florence location, we knew we’d eventually expand to Huntsville. It is a community we are excited to be a part of, and Lincoln Mill is the perfect spot for our concept. We hope to become a regular place for Lincoln Mill and all of Huntsville to recharge, enjoy quality coffee or food, and hang out with friends.”
Crunkleton’s VP of Retail Anusha Alapati Davis has always been a fan of the coffee shop and believes they will be a stellar addition to Huntsville and the Meridian Street corridor. “Working with Turbo has been an exciting experience,” said Anusha. “We really wanted to bring the amenities to campus that people were asking for—a coffee shop was high on that list. Turbo has the quality, experience, and vibe that fits Lincoln Mill.”
Turbo Coffee Roasters opened its first location in downtown Florence in 2015. It quickly became a popular spot with locals and word of mouth brought customers from all over North Alabama to try its signature beverages. By 2018, ownership was ready to open another location in Tuscaloosa, but sites were still set on eventually opening in the Rocket City. Lincoln Mill attracted the group because of its history, unique ambiance, and easy access to downtown, I-565, and the city’s major hot spots.
“Making people faster” is the slogan of Turbo and gets to the heart of what they are all about: serving up excellent coffee to get people going for the day and impact their lives for the better. Guests can order a long list of traditional espresso drinks like Americanos and Macchiatos. There are also signature selections like a Cocoa Puff Latte, Green Eye, and Cold Brew Tonic. Not a coffee drinker? Turbo has plenty of tea, hot chocolate, and kombucha available.
“We take pride in serving the best quality coffee we possibly can, and our menu has something for everyone,” explained Reese. “In addition to coffee, we serve build-your-own smoothie bowls, superfood smoothies, pastries, cookies, and sandwiches.”
Smoothie bowls can be ordered with pre-prepared combinations like the Fiji Bowl or Mango Power Bowl. Guests can even select their own toppings from a long list that includes add-ons like cacao nibs, goji berries, coconut chips, chia seeds, peanut butter, and other toppings. Some other menu favorites include avocado toast, overnight oats, toasted bagels, B.S.T. (bacon, spinach, tomato), and a breakfast toastie. Check out the full menu HERE.
“Another big thing we offer is catering services,” said Reese. “We can help curate a menu for larger groups that can include our smoothie bowls, pastries, and coffee. So, if Lincoln Mill’s office tenants need quick on-campus catering we have it covered.”
To learn more about Turbo Coffee Roasters, visit www.turbocoffeeroasters.com. For updates on its Huntsville store, follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram at @turbocoffee_huntsville.
“Turbo has found its home in Huntsville, and we look forward to meeting all of our future guests,” said Reese. “We can’t wait to work closely with the other incredible tenants at Lincoln Mill. After you finish shopping at Heritage Kitchen and Bath or finish a workout at Iron Tribe or THREE15 Studio, come by Turbo and say hello. We will have your favorite coffee drink ready for you.”
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