Sunday, March 30, 2008

Snow Pics and Banjo Picks

Well after I just wrote about spring being here, it snowed! Though it only lasted one day (as usual) I did manage to run out and capture a few images. We also had a VERY nice evening last Friday with our friends Deep Hollow providing entertainment. They are a superb local bluegrass band made up of Matt Crockett, Jason Haynes, Bobby Williams, Lee Firnelli and Steve Craig. I've posted some pictures below under "Live Music" but you really need to hear them. You can check them and other 'pickers' every Friday night here on the square and in our shop during "The Collierville Historic Town Square Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jam" from mid-April to mid-October. For more info on Deep Hollow go to

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Clipper Ad

We have an ad in this month's Clipper Magazine which goes out to over 50,000 homes in Shelby county. Hopefully this will introduce us to more folks outside the area who would enjoy our great coffee and food!

NEW ON THE MENU! delicious strawberry layer cake!

See you at the bean! - walt

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring is in the Air

Springtime is a great time to check out Square Beans Coffee. When the weather is warm, why not try our special 'BLENZ' drinks. Blended iced drinks made with or without a shot of espresso. Chill out! Or try our new Black Ice and Island Breeze iced teas.

For a lighter lunch try Kelli's famous chicken salad on croissant OR on a spring mix of green salad.

And don't forget, we are open on Sundays from 9 - 4.

See you at the bean! - walt

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Second Newspaper Article and Ribbon Cutting Photos

We've had our second article in the newspaper today. The Collierville Herald was gracious enough to put Michael Ward's article about us on the FRONT PAGE! yeah! Under the heading "Coffee Company Houses Town History", it talks about the history of our building and all about the concept of our shop. Thank you to Michael and Cheryl and everyone at the Herald. An online version of the article is available here (requires free website registration):

We also had a big day yesterday with out Ribbon Cutting. We had a great turnout despite the chilly wet weather and I've posted some photos below - thanks to all that came and we hope to see you again soon!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled

Please come out for our ribbon cutting ceremony this Wednesday, March 19 at 3 PM. We will have representatives from both the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Collierville there to help us "officially" open our shop. Refreshments served.

Photos from our first live music event

Thanks to the band and all our guests who came out to listen! We had a great time and enjoyed hearing this band in their FIRST live perfomance. They performed several cover songs and a song they wrote themselves which was VERY good. I really encourage them to continue writing and performing. We will have them back again I'm sure. Good luck Amber and friends.See pics below:

Saturday, March 15, 2008


We have booked our first live music act for tomorrow, Sunday March 16 at 1:00. "Tears of Deception" are an acoustic duo who perform covers as well as their own penned tunes. We support our local young talent and hope you will stop by on Sunday to listen and support them as well. Thanks - walt

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Great Week and New Coffee

We had a great first week and we first want to thank all the wonderful people who came in to try us. We have had nothing but compliments on our coffee, food and the shop and we appreciate that.

I also wanted to let you know that we have just recieved a fresh new batch of city roast "King Midas" espresso beans and our VERY popular Cafe' Las Flores premium coffee. Unlike the 12 oz bags available from other coffeeshops (and the grocery store) ours are 16 ounces.

We also now have a variety of unique single origin coffees from around the world. Today we are brewing a Rwanda Ingoboka. Ingoboka is named after a washing station set up near Lake Kivu in the western province of Rwanda. This coffee has a bright acidity. It is clean with notes of brown sugar, dark chocolate, cherry and ginger. The finish is sweet, with slight notes of maple syrup.

These specialty coffees are for a limited time only but if we have a good response on these, we'll order more! - Happy Sipping - Walt

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Spreading The Word

We've had an incredible 4 days so far and have many 'regulars' and repeat customers. We must be doing something right! If you've been in and tried our great fresh roasted Costa Rican Tarazzu coffee or Kelli's fabulous Artichoke, Goat Cheese and Olive Strata, please tell others about your experience. While we are running ads to let folks know about us, we REALLY depend on "word of mouth" to get things going. So if you like what we offer, tell you friends and neighbors. And please don’t be shy about letting any of us know where we can improve. We want to be YOUR favorite destination.

If you haven’t been in yet, come see what everybody is talking about. We are open at 7 AM Monday through Friday, 8 on Saturday and 9 on Sunday for breakfast including our homemade Quiche and Strata along with Croissants, Muffins and Cookies baked in house. Kelli makes most of the items from scratch (no cake mix boxes here!) and it really makes a difference.

The bake case always has something new to try; it could be Espresso Brownies one day, Iced Lemon Pound Cake the next. For a lighter lunch, you NEED to try our Pimento Cheese made with White Cheddar and American cheese on a Croissant or Kelli's soon-to-be-famous Roasted Chicken Salad on the Croissant or a bed of Field Greens. A side of Fresh Fruit or Hearts of Palm Salad and a Coffee, Tea or Soda you will be in Heaven. Well, maybe not Heaven but we do have a wonderful view of the Park - and that's pretty darn close!

See you soon!

P.S. If you send me an email at, I’ll add you to our mailing list and send you information about our newest menu items, the daily brew, upcoming events etc. I won’t flood your inbox with junk or EVER give or sell your address to anyone and if you want to be removed from the list anytime, just say so.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


WOW! All we can say is THANK YOU Collierville! The response this weekend was very very good. We met so many nice folks and received so many compliments on everything from our decor to the coffee to our homemade desserts, quiche and sandwiches. We believed we had a great idea and we tried very hard to get things right. Your response tell's us that we aren't the only ones who think so. Kelli, myself and the whole family truely appreciate your business and for helping us get it started off with a bang. We hope those of you who came out this weekend enjoyed your experience and will come back often and tell all your friends and coworkers. And please tell us if there's ANYTHING we can do to improve. See you soon! Walt, Kelli, Caitlin, Shelby, Ellie, Wes and Adam.