All In Coffee Shop
The All In Coffee Shop is a family-owned business located on Earle Street in Clemson, South Carolina, that opened on Saturday, April 21, 2012. It features Direct Trade coffee, home baked goods, and aims to serve as a friendly cultural meeting place with special focus on outreach to international students.
Located in an historic old Clemson business building between McCollum Street and Finley Street with a parking lot on Earle Street, the coffee shop occupies space which was operated for many years as Joyce's Print Shop, and more recently, as a helmet glazing firm with kilns on the property. The lower portion of the building, facing McCollum Street, was originally Southern Bell Telephone Company offices.
A percentage of the sales of the new business will go international water projects and other humanitarian needs around the world, states Vernon Bacher, president of All In Coffee Shop, who has traveled widely.
"The reason I'm here is to be a positive influence on young people," says Bacher. "This will be a place of friendship, a place of comfort, with good coffee and good food. This is a Christian-based alternative for people, and we're just working with them to try to give them something positive."
Bacher seeks to build cultural bridges and a community partnership. The ceiling of the main room will eventually have a mural with Clemson in the center, and distant points on the globe surrounding it, symbolic of the meeting of cultures. Already, a world map hangs on the front wall with pushpins available for patrons to mark their home locations.
Consisting of two rooms, the business is done up with mostly beige walls over varnished wood paneling, although the north wall in the main room, adjacent to a gas fireplace, is a chocolate red. The service counter is a former railway depot desk that the owners rescued from a Seneca antique store and refinished. (The Clemson Wiki editor would LOVE to know what train station it came out of...) Also functional in the main room is an antique sideboard that the owner's father refinished.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
All In Coffee Shop
106 Earle Street
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
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