by Carolyn Bertsch
There’s Minnesota Nice and then there’s Central Minnesota Nice – an even nicer brand of nice!
When Laura Wolfram and Kayla Adams, owners of Korppi Coffee and Bakeshop in Sartell, announced on social media that they would be closed Dec. 5 due to a staffing shortage, David Boyer, owner of Jupiter Moon Ice Cream in St. Joseph sprang into action, calling to ask what it would take for the coffee shop to open it’s doors as scheduled.
The Korppi Coffee owners were surprised by the offer of the ice cream shop. “We were just shocked at the generosity he showed us. He really went above and beyond.”
Boyer and Jupiter Moon employee, Maliah Nemeth, quickly went to work as baristas for the day. Another friend, Boupha Richards, stepped forward to wash all the dishes.
“We are so incredibly lucky to have such a supportive community surrounding us,” said Wolfram.
Between the five of them, there was enough hands-on-deck to keep customers happily caffeinated, well-fed and to save the coffee shop from having to close for the day.
Korppi Coffee and Bakeshop is located at 71 County Rd 120 Suite 400, in the former Dunn Bros. location.
Jupiter Moon Ice Cream is located at 15 E. Minnesota St. Suite 108, St. Joseph.