PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The drive-through at the Green Tree Starbucks always seems to have a line — even in the middle of the afternoon — which suggests a growing trend in the coffee business.
“I have to say we’re fairly popular,” says Dorie Schwendeman, who owns Island Bean Company. “We have a crowd every day, and our customers consistently tell us we have great coffee.”
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Schwendeman operates a drive-through coffee kiosk along McKnight Road in Ross Township.
Do you buy your coffee at a drive-through?
It turns out a lot of people are, and there are many entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh area who are banking that this is the future of coffee.
“It’s a trend, and I think you’re going to see ever-increasing numbers,” consultant Ed Arvidson told KDKA money editor Jon Delano.
Arvidson with Expresso & Coffee Consulting in Oregon consults nationwide with anyone…
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