Sip and Shop at Caffeination Station
In 2020, after having their college experiences turned upside down, Meredith Ratke and Kenlea Barnes, childhood best friends from Farwell TX, turned their longtime interest in local coffee shops into their livelihood and opened a coffee trailer, Caffeination Station, hopping on the trend of food trucks and novelty coffee shops amid a changing world. Today, while Kenlea has taken a step back to complete her education, Meredith has taken the Lubbock coffee scene by storm.
With the idea of grab-and-go coffee as the initial intent behind the business plan, today Meredith is proud to share the expansion into a brick-and-mortar located at 5217 82nd Street Suite 215. The addition of her online boutique to the business model was a natural progression of the business. What she hopes to be Lubbock’s first premier “Sip N Shop,” loyal customers of the coffee trailer and new visitors alike will be offered a place to meet and connect through coffee and local products.
In a city that thrives on connection and community, Caffeination Station fosters an environment curated for the younger generations. From a Taylor Swift-inspired drop to stylish merch, Meredith shared how she is blending experience and product, as research shows that 70% of millennials would rather buy an experience than a product.
Beyond the rich aroma and delicious flavors, Caffeination Station’s impact reaches far beyond its almost-opened doors. Greeted by a team of passionate baristas, the team at Caffeination Station have mastered the art of brewing coffee, offering flavors for each palate. Creativity flows through competing flavors that blend naturally. Their dedication to making each visit unforgettable is what sets Caffeination Station apart and has named them as the official coffee shop of KLLL, a local radio station in Lubbock.
As you savor specialty brewed coffee surrounded by the buzz of conversation, an undeniable sense of belonging fills the air. Caffeination Station embodies the essence of our inclusive community, where support and collaboration not only thrive but flourish one sip at a time.
In a city that thrives on connection and community, Caffeination Station fosters an environment curated for the younger generations.LEDA
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