By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015
Cappuccino Corner in Claremore has been under new ownership since October 2014. Kim Marcotte and her son, Colton Marcotte, (right) are co-owners of the coffee shop where you can also find a breakfast and lunch menu. Joining them in the family business is Corbin Marcotte, Kim’s youngest son.
For mother and son Kim and Colton Marcotte, “making coffee for the town that loves to drink it” is the reason they are now the new co-owners of Cappuccino Corner in Claremore. Located at 900 E. Will Rogers Blvd, the popular coffee shop changed hands in mid-October. A staple in east Claremore for nine years, you’ll still find a wonderful atmosphere to meet for breakfast, lunch or just a cup of coffee with friends.
Kim, who had managed a Starbucks for almost two years, brings her knowledge and experience to Cappuccino Corner. “Not much has changed as far as the menu,” she adds.
Although the menu has been simplified, you’ll still find top-sellers available for breakfast and lunch. “Instead of a build-your-own, we offer sandwich specials,” she says. The chicken salad – using the same recipe as the previous owner – is still a popular seller. “We also offer a Chicken Chipotle sandwich that is very popular,” she adds. Another popular lunch item is the Krimel Wrap, a tomato basil tortilla with chicken, bacon, cheese and veggies.
Salads and soups are still on the menu too. Monday and Fridays, you’ll find potato soup, while Tuesday’s menu includes broccoli and cheddar. Tomato soup is on the menu for Wednesdays, while chicken and wild rice can be ordered on Thursdays.
Of course, you can’t forget the coffee. “We offer a coffee of the day,” she adds, “including Guatemalan, Columbian and Peruvian blends.” You can also choose from 16 different coffee flavors as well as iced coffee, lattes, breve (a steamed half and half), espressos and steamers.
“Our quality coffee is provided by baristas who care about the entire coffee culture, from advanced brewing techniques such as pour-overs and French press, to beautiful latte art made in our cups of coffee,” says Kim. “Each cup is a testament to our commitment of quality coffee from quality people in a quality atmosphere.”
The new owners have also revamped the décor to reflect a rustic theme, including three picnic-style tables for larger groups. You’ll also now find a couch and a few easy chairs. Two smaller rooms are still available for rental by reservation. “We have church groups, bridge groups and book clubs who meet here,” she says, “and we also do local catering.”
With free Wi-Fi, the coffee shop is a great hangout for college students. “We offer a 10 percent discount with proof of ID to RSU students,” she adds. In addition, police, fire and sheriff’s department members in uniform receive a 20 percent discount. Military personnel also receive a 10 percent discount.
The Marcottes are also planning more open mic nights for those who are musically gifted as well as for poets. “We had one in January and it went over well,” says Colton. “We are also working on getting some comedy acts in the near future. “We want this to be a home away from home where people can come in and relax in a non-threatening environment. It’s inviting, cozy and welcoming.”
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After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.