We had the good fortune of connecting with Bevan Cammell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bevan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to start a business to focus on the things that were important to me in regards to my career in coffee. Which were; to create a beautiful place where coffee can be truly valued for how much work goes into it and a coffee brand that was known for uniting the community it’s in.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Loyal Coffee is a coffee company that values humanity first. This is a value that we’ve woven through all our company policies. For example, when we hire employees we look for people that have a heart for caring for others first.
Starting a small business is never easy- especially in coffee. It is an expensive product to create and it’s very difficult to get people to pay for what it’s worth. We found that creating a beautiful, exciting space where genuine community can take place made that process easier.
What I really want people to know is that hospitality is hard. For someone that has a heart for hospitality, they give a little piece of themselves to everyone who walk through the door- that’s how we create genuine community.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course, we would start with eggs on toast and our amazing drip coffee at Loyal Coffee. Next, why not make it a coffee crawl and go to one of the other excellent coffee shops in the city such as Switchback Coffee Roasters, Building 3 or Story Coffee.
We would spend the day hiking near Cheyenne Mountain or exploring Garden of the Gods. If you enjoy racing, like me, I would send you down to the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Or go to the highest zoo in the world and go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Get your dinner and end-of-day libations at The Principal’s Office.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Firstly, I would like to shoutout Brandon Delgrosso of Switchback Coffee Roasters for giving me a job in spite of my plans to open a coffee shop that would potentially compete with his. I would also like to shoutout my co-owners for their hardwork and integrity. Without them I could not make this dream happen. Finally, the greater community of Colorado Springs for their unwavering support- especially during the pandemic.