Today we’d like to introduce you to Alecia Draper.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Alecia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Moonwood Coffee Company was founded in 2014 with the vision of delivering a supreme coffee experience and exceptional customer service to your doorstep. We designed both an indoor and outdoor experience that can be customized to every event whether you’re a large corporation or you just want to have a small family backyard reunion.
It was our goal to create a modern coffee visual and outdoor vintage feel. In achieving this goal, we also strive to be 100% mobile in all aspects of the products we prepare on site for our customers. This gives us the flexibility to customize our menus and offering to each client’s specific needs and desires.
One of Moonwoods signature favorites is the Affogato. We made it our mission to craft this Italian coffee dessert with the cravings of the everyday American, Ice cream, espresso, caramel, cinnamon, and chocolate.
In 2017, we expanded our bakery menu offering small batch home style recipes that your mom would be proud to serve and call them her own. We believe that the simple pleasures in this life will deliver the memories that will last a lifetime.
We continue to expand our hot and cold coffee and tea offerings as the tastes of our customers change and grow. Our customers know that we never say NO when it comes to coffee and desserts. If they can imagine it we will create it.
Moonwood coffee is purchased direct from small family farms and roasted locally, ensuring the finest coffee goes into your cup. Moonwood Coffee Company is now in the process of expanding our brand. We are very passionate about this project. Our mission with this new product launch is to bring awareness and education to the community about early childhood sexual abuse. Part of the proceeds from every 1lb bag purchase will be donated to sponsor a survivor to receive EMDR therapy treatment. We believe with the love, support, and treatment plan survivors will be able to find peace, happiness, and hope for their future.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
We are very blessed to say it’s been a pretty smooth road. I would contribute this to diligent planning and execution along with the combined 75 years of customer service, foodservice, and bakery experience that our team is comprised of.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Moonwood Coffee Company is known for our organic pour-over coffee method and our Affogato dessert.
We are complimented on our quick response times and the ability to generate a free quote within 24 hours of a customer’s request.
Our modern coffee visual and vintage feel in our full trailer display sets us apart from others.
I am most proud of the Moonwood team of people dedicated to making memories for our customers that will last a lifetime.
What were you like growing up?
I grew up in an Italian family where we would eat dessert for breakfast and have hot or cold coffee served all day. My grandfathers on both my mom and dad's side were bakers. I would visit the bakery and get to see large batches of Italian bread being produced. My birthday cake was the highlight of my year. They were of course AMAZING. Lots of icing and full of colors. My favorite gift was the Holly Hobby mini oven. I would bake every chance I could as a child. My Mother and Grandmother are known as the “Cooking Grandmas”, always in the kitchen cooking or baking for family and friends. These were unforgettable memories.