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Get Your “Perk” On With the So. Illinois Coffee Trail

Breanna Colstock serves a specialty drink at her Coffee Shop, Gather.

By Debby Stricker

In the style of a map identifying wineries, a map has been created to identify independent coffee shops.
Gather, a coffee shop in Okawville operated by Breanna Baker Colstock, is one of over 50 shops on that Coffee Trail map.
Discover Downstate Illinois partnered with six other local tourism bureaus to promote independent coffee shops in Southern Illinois. The shops are located in 28 counties, spanning 450 miles.
Participants can pick up free passports at any Coffee Trail shops or download the Discover Downstate Illinois app.
Those who participate will receive exclusive deals and discounts at each shop. If they visit eight, they will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win merchandise…

More About Gather
Gather’s varieties of coffee include espresso, cold brew, regular brew, and drip. Colstock has 30 flavors, plus 20 sugar free flavors… Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 11 a.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m…

Read more in the September 13 issue.

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