Editor’s Note: This is the ninth in an ongoing series about coffee shops in the foothills.
With her own pastry recipes stealing the show, owner of Coffee Bean N Bakery Amy Riffle strives to provide quality products and a welcoming environment at her coffee shop in Pine.
Riffle has been in the service industry for years, and has transferred a few tricks of the trade into her coffee business. One of them is using spouts instead of pumps on her syrups, utilizing “count pours” (like a bartender) to get the most product out of the bottles.
Coffee is a fairly new medium to Riffle; her shop has been in Pine for about three years, while she has been in the baking industry for over three decades. She takes pride in her pastries, which are all baked fresh.
Her most popular baked goods are the sin-n-buns, which are cinnamon rolls made with danish dough. The shop also offers white chocolate raspberry scones, cookies, cupcakes, breakfast sandwiches, seven types of breakfast burritos, bread, birthday cakes and other rotating treats.
Drink-wise, Coffee Bean N Bakery has a full coffee bar, and offers coffee ice with their cold coffee drinks. They also feature four different kinds of smoothies.
Riffle enjoys making and drinking the white chocolate nutmeg latte, and loves to bake scones.
“Most of the stuff I make here is me,” she said, referring to the pastries being her original recipes.
The best part of the shop, for Riffle, is the team she has to work with.
“I’m super happy with the team I have,” she said. “I’ve been in this industry a really long time; I can’t say more about the combination of staff. Everyone has their strong points.”
Riffle believes in the wellbeing of her staff, and does all she can to make sure they are taken care of. She promotes a work environment where they all work hard, but have fun while doing it.
“To me, it’s all about the staff. If they’re happy, my customers are happy. And I already have a product I can stand behind,” she said.
The shop also features the art of over 14 local artists on its walls, ranging from photography and woodworking, to jewelry and honey.
The shop sees mostly regulars during the week, with more travelers coming through on the weekends on their way to and from mountain adventures. The shop is open 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.