WARSAW — Three Crowns Coffee, one of two coffee shops in downtown Warsaw, will soon be relocating.
Tim Hori, who bought Three Crowns Coffee in 2018, is in the midst of remodeling the old Korky Koors gas station on North Detroit Street for the future home of Three Crowns.
He’s hoping to have the Detroit Street store ready for business by early October. In the meantime, the downtown store will remain open.
The move is an opportunity to expand his business, Hori said.
The new location will provide more space with a bigger kitchen, more seating and room to begin roasting coffee beans onsite.
“I’m excited about growing. My goal is to ultimately open a number of Three Crown coffees throughout northern Indiana if I can. That’s my goal.”
“It’s super helpful to have the roaster in my own place because I can now roast whenever I want, but it’s cool to see the roaster,” Hori said.
The downtown store lacked adequate parking and traffic.
“We’ve been here seven years and there are still people that have never been here or heard of us. That’s not a good sign,” Hori said.
Three Crowns specializes in pour-over brewing and espresso drinks and offers ethically sourced, single-origin, locally roasted coffees, according to the store’s website.
The store also puts an emphasis on locally prepared drink flavors and syrups.
For example, the store’s pumpkin spice coffee — always a fall favorite — will feature natural ingredients, unlike many other coffee shops.
“It’s much more difficult to make, but the flavor is different. It’s so much better,” he said.
When the move is complete, Latte Lounge will be the only other coffee shop in the downtown.