Family Express, Valparaiso, Ind., has a 24-flavor menu of made-to-order coffees featuring bean-to-cup Java Wave European Cafe machines offering 12 hot and 12 iced beverages. Varieties include Mild (a blend of Central and South American coffees), Decaf, Vienna Roast, Java Wave Dark, La Palma Mild, Colombian Narino (from the southernmost slopes of Colombia), Komodo (a blend of Sumatra and Colombia), Sumatra Mandheling (an Asian-Pacific bean), Antigua Mild, Guatemalan Huehuetenago (flavors include dark chocolate, cashews and caramel) and others.
Through Family Express’ FE Perks rewards program customers can receive a seventh drink free when they’ve bought six, and get rewards on gas, too.
Family Express has a bean-to-cup partnership with Franke Coffee Systems, bundling this enterprise with an upscale hot-tea offering. In addition, Family Express, in partnership with the Metropolitan Tea Co., offers Metz Luxury Tea, which also can be found at Four Seasons Hotels.
Customer comment: “The coffee is excellent, as is the pizza. The employees are always kind and friendly!”