New coffeehouse opens in Black Rock

Source Coffeehouse opened its doors at 2889 Fairfield Ave. in the Black Rock neighborhood on Jan. 18. The address was once home to institution Port Coffeehouse, where for the past six years residents would turn for a cup of coffee.

When Port abruptly closed on Nov. 13, Black Rock was left adrift with few options to find a quality brew. Source Coffeehouse saw an opportunity to pick up where Port left off and is now serving high quality family farmed coffee with fresh local milk and an assortment of fair trade teas.

In the days since the opening, Source has been warmly received by the local coffee and tea drinking community.

“The neighborhood has been incredibly welcoming, and it’s really a joy to be able to serve them,” owner Courtney Hartl said.

This community support was evident long before Source opened their doors. Hartl and her husband and co-owner Matt ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise some of the start-up funding needed to get Source off the ground, with many local residents contributing towards their $12,000 goal.

Source Coffeehouse is open seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. The hours are limited because Source share space with Toni’s Tuscan Table. Thus, the coffee shop by day turns into Italian restaurant by night, helping to lower overhead for both businesses.

Seating is available with WiFi access for customers, and Source is selling some light food items such as muffins and granola to support the coffee menu. Parking is available on Fairfield Avenue in front of the shop, as well as in the municipal lot on Jetland Street.

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