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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Iron Horse Coffee Company Celebrates Centennial

Open since 1910, the Iron Horse Coffee Company has been continuously serving up the best coffee, sandwiches, and t-shirts in all of Rogers.  Emery, the current owner took over the business from his father in 1914 and still manages the day-to-day operation-even at the ripe old age of 96!

Back when Emery took over the business, there was no running water, so he and his brothers had to travel by bicycle cart the 7 miles to dip their coffee-water buckets in the lake near Monte Ne.  No small feat in 12 inches of snow 6 months out of the year!

For coffee mugs they used hollowed-out cow femur bones, and for-
What are you doing?

I'm telling the wonderful story of-

Stop it.

But you gotta hook people in with a story about-

Shut up.  Tell them about breakfast.

Ok, but-

Tell them about the new shirts.

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Those of you who haven't been to IHCC (on 1st street in Rogers) in a while need to make plans to do so immediately.  You already know that Emery has the best coffee and lunch/dinner eats, but now he's serving breakfast as well (fanfare/cheers).

His sandwiches are still awesome, and of course his coffee is still the best in the state.  Incidentally, this one is called the "Arkansas Veggie" cause it has all veggies a little HAM AND BACON.

Emery also bought a silk screening machine recently (which looks like some sort of torture device) and is now personally making the IHCC shirts that he sells.

These are a few of the designs, but there are more coming.

 I put this challenge to everyone who lives in the area (or who will be visiting soon): over the next couple of weeks, take somebody to IHCC who has never been there before.  They will thank you.

By the way, Emery wanted me to include that the streets in downtown Rogers will be done by next week and they will be the prettiest streets in all of NWA and you would be doing yourself and your family-and maybe even your descendants a tremendous favor by seeing the new streets before the "newness" is all used up.

Oh, and also that they are open on weekends too.

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