I like coffee just as much as the next guy, maybe a little more, so it was a real treat to connect with Common Ground Coffee Company on Main Street. I was able to spend a little time with Dav Mohler, store manager, and here about all that is going on. If you haven’t been, it’s high time you stop in for a coffee or the Sandwich of the Day.
Common Ground Coffee Company has been on Main Street for a year and a half. The java joint was an idea brewed up by the leadership at Church of the Nazarene, Fort Scott. “It was designed as a way to give back to the community,” Mr Mohler said. “Not only do we have great coffee and a place for high school and college students to hang out, but we are creating jobs and skills students can take with them.” Currently, two former baristas who have moved away to further their education, continue to work in coffee shops.
Common Ground also hosts a number of different events. Just a few events coming up include a FSCC Video Game Tournament FINALS, September 12th @ 6pm. September 13th, Matt Harper will be performing live music starting at 7pm. Throughout the year, they will host a number of different performing artists and open mic. If you are a performer or know any musicians who are looking for an outlet, Dav would love to talk with you. (Call him at the number below).
The vibrant, warm atmosphere is a great place to work, study or socialize. Of course, there is free wi-fi and ample room for lunch meetings or classes. There is a calendar of events that offer various classes on occasions, such as knitting or learning essential oils.
Dav also said many volunteers really help keep the shop in great working order. From baking pies to making grocery runs, he is always on the lookout for folks who can come and spend some time working to keep the vision alive.
Hopefully, you will be downtown this weekend with all the events going on at the Fort. Make sure you stop in, grab a coffee and say hello to Dav and meet the other baristas. Keep up with currents events on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fortjava OR you can text “commonground” to 41411 for specials, coupons and event announcements.
Common Ground Coffee Company
116 S Main Street, Fort Scott
Mon, Tues, Thurs 7a-9p
Wed 7 – 6:30
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