Are you ready to sample Black Rifle Coffee? The wait is over for coffee lovers in Temple, Texas. I know I'm excited!

The veteran-founded coffee company that remodeled the old Starbucks building off I-35 is currently taking your orders and also hiring, with 20 openings available.

When I visited earlier today, there was a steady stream of cars arriving to check out the new facility, which has been redone with bright white exterior walls, highlighting the black and white logo and company name in large black block letters. The store offers a drive-thru, large outdoor patio, and indoor seating.

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Although based out of state, the owners of Black Rifle Coffee Company take great pride in being active within their local community, and are leading the charge to hire veterans, while also supporting armed forces and first responders.

The veteran-led business will also offer branded merchandise, coffee products, and food from Nolanville vendor 'Let Us Do The Cooking'.

In an interview with the Killeen Daily Herald, General Manager Deanne Martin explains that while the stores have a limited amount of product, there are over 20 varieties of coffee to choose from with their online selections.

Store hours are Sunday through Thursday 5am-10pm, and Friday through Saturday 5am-11pm. Black Rifle Coffee Company is located at 111 North General Bruce Drive in Temple.

Two additional stores will be opening soon in Harker Heights and Killeen.

If you need extra reasons to grab a cup, according to Medical News Today, coffee can lower your risk of liver cancer and type 2 diabetes, and offers benefits for heart health as well.

So enjoy that cup of joe, and check out the newest business in Temple!

 

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