By Savannah Vasquez
The Destin Log, Fla.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Tracey Jaye says the vision for her new coffee bar is for “Caffeinated” to be a cozy home-away-from-home for locals to meet, study, work and catch up.
Tracey Jaye is a military spouse, a mother of four, a coffee lover and a local entrepreneur.
Armed with a passion for good coffee and great atmosphere, Jaye decided that with this military move to Navarre, it was finally time to bring her love of coffee to life in her neighborhood with a coffee house called; Caffeinated — A Coffee Bar.
“I feel like we need one,” she said. “I just want to introduce a whole different feel of coffee culture to the area.”
Jaye said her love of coffee started five years ago with a military move to Alaska, and continued to grow with the next duty station in Europe.
The vision her new coffee bar is to be a cozy home-away-from-home for locals to meet, study, work and catch up over a good cup of coffee or tea.
“One of my passions is people, and I just wanted to create a place to go that’s like an extension of their living room,” she said. “I want to have a cozy feel so people have the ability to come and sit and have a break from life and find your peace again.”
With an eclectic collection of comfy couches, lamps, tables and chairs, Caffeinated has a shabby-chic look that definitely emulates a home.
As for the menu, Jaye said she is working with Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters in Atlanta for her coffee beans and will offer Cascara Tea. She also plans to have baked goods and other small bites available for purchase.
“We are going to do the whole gamut on coffee and we’re going to be serving hot and iced tea,” she said. “When it comes to baked goods, I have a great blueberry scone recipe, some energy bites and chia pudding, and every week I will bake whatever tickles my fancy.”
Besides her normal operating hours, Jaye said she wants to open Caffeinated for private parties and events, and even wants to host monthly live music date nights.
“We have a back room that can be reserved for book clubs, Bible studies, scout clubs and that sort of thing,” she said. “We want to be very tied to the community and we want to give back to the community.”