Saturday, October 25, 2014

ADEC opens new coffee shop in Middlebury with the help of a $20,000 grant from community foundation.

ADEC Inc. has opened its second coffee house to benefit its adult day service in Middlebury.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s newest coffee house is brewing up something special.

ADEC Inc. recently opened Gaining Grounds at its adult day services building where clients with developmental disabilities are getting hands-on training for jobs in the food service field. The full-service coffee shop opened with the help of a $20,000 grant from the Elkhart County Community Foundation, which paid for equipment and renovations.

“We thought it was a wonderful opportunity to expand our services in Middlebury and to invite the community in to get to know us,” said Kathy Tony, director of ADEC’s Adult Habilitation Services.

Ida Weaver-Lengyel, an experienced barista, is helping out behind the counter, training ADEC clients on how to use the coffee shop’s equipment and prepare food.

“I’m excited to see what can happen with this, being part of ADEC,” she said. “I think it’s an awesome opportunity.”

The menu features freshly roasted coffee from The Refinery in Goshen, chai tea, fruit smoothies and baked goods, including Rise n’ Roll cinnamon rolls and Maple City cheesecake.

The cafe is ADEC’s second coffee shop. The first Gaining Grounds location opened in 2009 on Lincoln Avenue in Goshen.

“It was initiated as a way for the public to interact with ADEC and our clients,” said Middlebury Adult Day Services manager Tena Bowser. “We’ve been completely pleased with results we have there.”

The new coffee shop is located at 801 Wayne St. in Middlebury. The store is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Recommended for You


Posted 1 hour ago
 This Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows the front of a lava flow with numerous smoke plumes arising from active breakouts burning vegetation at the flow margin, near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The growing stream of lava threatening homes is expanding and speeding up as it heads toward the small rural town. Officials say the lava advanced nearly 460 yards from Thursday morning to Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

Posted 1 hour ago
Back to top ^