By experimenting and using local ingredients, some of the best drinks, coffees and more are being made in the Midlands. Commitment to the community has helped The Wired Goat in Chapin grow rapidly in the nearly two years they’ve been in business. It helps that the owners are just as fluid in their life as they are with their drinks.
Located just past Chapin High School, the small coffee shop has enough seating for reading, browsing and more.
“Two years ago, we were working at our jobs in Richland County and we had a baby on the way, and we thought, ‘Why not try starting this business?’” Jessamine Stone said. Stone and her husband, Steve Grigsby, both have experience in the service and coffee industry, making them a dynamic team.
“We started out with basically just a coffeemaker and an espresso machine, and we’ve grown from there into more types of drinks, food and even baked goods.”
The Wired Goat recently released three drinks to help cool customers this summer, including the Green Tea Frozen Goat, a Grapefruit Ginger Lemonade and the Horchata Macchiato.
All three of their drinks are cold or frozen, and each gives a nice boost in energy while also remaining refreshing.
The Horchata Macchiato, which includes almond milk, vanilla syrup, spiced caramel and espresso, is what Stone calls one of their most unique drinks.
“All of our drinks are made from scratch,” Stone said. “We’re all about pushing boundaries and taking chances.”
The Wired Goat has built a sizable following by building relationships and including smaller nearby farms when purchasing products. For example, Stone mentioned that they are currently using Heritage Field Farms’ produce, as well as Hickory Hill dairy products. Both are South Carolina farms.
“We’ve done great here in Chapin,” Stone said. “We’re pretty much the only place like this around here.”
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