Wade’s ‘Best of Brown County’ Experience

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SheBrews Coffee in Fayetteville, winner of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 “Best of Brown County” Coffee Award. From the left, Aric Kassner, Britney Kassner, Jennifer Icard, and Kyle Icard. Photo provided

The Brown County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of this year’s “Best of Brown County” awards. The Best of Brown County was created to celebrate all that Brown County has to offer including food and drink destinations, live entertainment, and local historic sites. Over the next several weeks, Wade Linville (editor of The News Democrat, The Ripley Bee, and The Brown County Press) will be visiting each of the locations that earned a “Best of Brown County Award” and writing about his experience. This is part four of Wade’s Best of Brown County Experience featuring Brown County’s 2022 winner of the Best Coffee Award, SheBrews Coffee in Fayetteville.

By Wade Linville

The Brown County Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 winner of the “Best of Brown County” Coffee Award was SheBrews in Fayetteville, a shop owned by Jennifer Icard and Britney Kassner that opened this year.

SheBrews Coffee has been in business since Valentine’s Day of this year, and has already enjoyed a great deal of success while getting much support from the Fayetteville community.

Icard has lived in Fayetteville her entire life, while Kassner has lived in Fayetteville for the past 13 years.

“We love that people love our coffee,” said Icard, proud to see their business recognized for its coffee quality. “They love our bean, and that makes a huge difference in your coffee.”

SheBrews gets its coffee bean from Freedom Hill Coffee Roasters in Michigan. Not only does Freedom Hill offer excellent quality when it comes to coffee, but orders placed also helps it to make financial donations to some great organizations serving veterans with service related disabilities and helping veterans to find the peace and purpose they deserve after service.

Icard and Kassner are both daughters of U.S. Military veterans and have other family members currently enlisted, so purchasing their coffee from a place that supports veterans was important to them.

“We are daughters of veterans, so it’s a big deal to us to support other veterans,” said Icard.

Icard said she has pondered on the question as to why Fayetteville does not have a coffee shop in the village for the past 20 years. Icard and Kassner teamed up to bring the Fayetteville community their new business SheBrews, located at 19589 US 68 in Fayetteville.

In addition to making high quality coffee, Icard loves to bake and Kassner loves to cook. So, SheBrews also offers a variety of tasty baked goods, breakfast, and lunch items.

One drink of any coffee on the SheBrews menu and the quality stands out. Try the iced mocha for a quick “pick me up” on these hot summer mornings.

SheBrews is truly a family-run business, and even the children in the family work at the shop.

“Business has been fantastic. We love that our town supports us,” Icard said of SheBrews. “We felt it was the right time.”

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