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Stowe's PK Coffee Expanding to Waterbury This Fall

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Coffee and sandwich at PK Coffee - COURTESY OF JESSE SCHLOFF
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  • Coffee and sandwich at PK Coffee

A second location of the Stowe-based café and bakery PK Coffee will open in early fall at 40 Foundry Street in Waterbury.

"We're very excited," said co-owner Katrina Veerman, who opened her Stowe coffee shop with co-owner Matt Carrell in 2016. "I started looking for a space in Waterbury four years ago, before we opened in Stowe."

When PK Coffee found a spot on Mountain Road in Stowe, the owners focused their energy on making "a great space" there, Veerman said. "Now we're back to Waterbury, and it's great."

The 20-seat café in Waterbury, like its Stowe counterpart, will use beans from North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee, milk from Sweet Rowen Farmstead in West Glover and flour from Elmore Mountain Bread.

Cait Petteys and Carrell, who oversee the baking in Stowe, will continue that role in Waterbury. PK is working to develop a lunch menu in Waterbury with chef/consultant Matt Jennings of Full Heart Hospitality. Jennings is an award-winning chef from Boston who recently relocated to Vermont. A graduate of New England Culinary Institute, he authored the cookbook Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots.

"I'm over the moon about Matt's help and having him help us do things outside our comfort zone," Veerman said. The plan is to make "some really fun, fresh things that will be easy to do in an affordable way."

PK Coffee has already made appearances in Waterbury as a vendor at Waterbury Breakfast Club, a Sunday brunch event that happens every few weeks in the summer at 18 Elm Street.

"Waterbury is an incredibly tight community," Veerman said. "The food community especially seems very tight. We're super-excited."

PK Coffee will be open seven days a week starting at 6:30 or 7 a.m.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Double Shot"

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