The Northwest is a popular place for coffee drinkers, each of them with their favorite bean or brew. Now Chehalis has another coffee stand in town, one with a local touch and a heart for the community. As the first business participating in the Community Partner Program with the Chehalis Foundation, Lewis County Coffee Company knows we are stronger together.
The family-owned and operated business, LC Coffee Co. just opened its fourth coffee stand. The family – Spike Magnuson, his fiancée, Samantha Styger, and Angie Twining, their daughter, work together with their homegrown baristas to provide an excellent experience as well as a great cup of coffee.
In addition to headquarters at 2015 Jackson Hwy., there are locations on Highway 12, Bishop Road, State Avenue and Centralia’s Tower Avenue. When the first Lewis County Coffee Co. opened its doors on January 13, 2017, a Friday the 13th – everyone told them it would bring bad luck.
“Quite the contrary!” Samantha says empathically. “It turned out to be one of the best days for us, the start of a business and brand that Lewis County has supported so much.”
The mission statement of Lewis County Coffee Co. is, “Make people better.”
Samantha expands on the mission. “Make our customer’s day better, our barista’s lives and opportunities better and our vendors and supporters better by offering fair and equitable business practices,” she says.
Lewis County Coffee Co. was created around the love of Lewis County, and all things PNW (Pacific Northwest.) “Our signature coffee drinks are all northwest inspired with PNW, which tastes like a coconut cream pie,” Samantha says.
A Cast Iron Cookie drink tastes like a chocolate chip cookie made over the fire, and Campfire Marshmallow adds the toasted marshmallow on top. The Evergreen flavor combines chocolate and mint.
“We offer a full selection of Big Train frappes, smoothies, hot or iced tea and our amazing energy drink, Lotus,” Samantha says. The sugar-free Lotus energizer drink is an all-natural elixir named after local high school mascots such as the Bearcats, Tigers, Pirates and Loggers. Signature school colors are added as well for the ultimate school spirit in a drink.
Want to treat your coworkers with one of their delicious drinks? It’s easy with Lewis County Coffee Co.’s delivery service. “We also offer free coffee service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon to area businesses,” Samantha says. Four drinks per order are the minimum, and delivery is free of charge.
“Another key element to Lewis County Coffee Co. that makes us different is our desire to give back to the community whenever possible,” Samantha said. Through donations to silent auctions, they help with the Boys and Girls Club’s Most Important Meal of the Year Fundraiser to support local youth. They are always willing to give to programs and events supporting the local community.
Because we are all stronger together, sponsoring the Chehalis Foundation is another way Lewis County Coffee Co. gives back to the community they love. As the first partner in their Community Partner Program, the Foundation is excited to partner with businesses like Lewis County Coffee Co.
“The Chehalis Foundation is proud to partner with Lewis County Coffee Company. They embody the qualities we look for in a community partnership by creating a culture of investing in Lewis County and giving back to make this a better place to work and live,” says Executive Director with the Chehalis Foundation, Jenny Collins.
The Chehalis Foundation supports projects benefiting Chehalis, the community, and academic excellence in Chehalis schools. With a purpose to better the quality of life for the community and providing more opportunities for children, while lessening the financial burdens to taxpayers and government, the Chehalis Foundation is an essential asset improving local schools, parks and more.
“We support the Chehalis Foundation because we have seen the great things the Foundation brings to the community,” Samantha said. “After living in Chehalis for all of my life, I get jealous when I hear about all the amazing things W.F. West has to offer in the STEM wing that I missed out on…because I’m old!”
With fantastic coffee roasted in-house for all the coffee lovers, Lewis County Coffee Co. keeps locals and visitors caffeinated while giving back to the community they know and care so much about. Just remember Samantha’s words of advice, “Go for it! If you have a dream, only you can make it happen. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you!”
Lewis County Coffee Company