Rock’n Latte: Adding a shot of fun for customers
Would you like a muffin or a cookie to go with your latte at your next local sporting event, street fair, or farmers market? Just look for the giant red-and-white guitar perched up inside of a coffee cup on top of the bright-red mobile coffee truck at a local event near you – and place your order.
Opened in April 2017, Rock’n Latte has brought new energy and passion to the Mount Angel-Silverton area. Owner and Mount Angel resident, Cheryl Baurer, 46, wants to inspire and be a good example to her five children.
“I started my own business because I want to show my kids that they can overcome obstacles that life throws at them,” she said.
Cheryl couldn’t be more proud of her children: Mariah, 22, is in the U.S. Army, Callie, 19, pursuing a career in nursing through the Army reserves, Abigail, 16, “is passionate about animals,” Jasiah, 12, “wants to be a famous YouTuber and enjoys playing baseball,” and Lydia, 10, is “full of spunk and sweetness.”
Choosing a rock-and-roll theme, she enjoys sharing her love of music with her customers. When asked her favorite, Baurer couldn’t pick just one. “I have a huge variety. I like Tom Petty, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith.”
Caffeine seekers can now pull up to certain local events and hear rousing music playing through outside speakers as they place orders such as “The Buzzed Zebra” or a “Candied Apple Smoothie.” The types of drinks offered are plentiful and include: white coffee, cold brews, iced coffees, lattes, mochas and smoothies. Boba/bubble teas are also available, as well as, muffins and cookies.
“I pay particular attention to quality and speed to satisfy our customers!" Cheryl has experience in the food service industry and has been loving running her own business since 2017.