By Kayli Corbin Photos Kimberlee Miller
An aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the chatter of lively conversation is the first thing to catch your attention. The energy is friendly, and the décor is tastefully industrial. Push & Pour Coffee boasts art-lined walls and unique furniture, with a functional garage door and a comfortable patio that perfectly complements their community-driven mindset. Lucas Erlebach and Brennan Conroy have transformed what once was a simple garage, nestled next to the Greenbelt, into a fully functional and incredibly inviting coffee shop.
Lucas and Brennan, both Idaho natives, know the importance of community and supporting local development. The list of locally sourced ingredients is lengthy. Their shop features Maps Coffee sourced from Hailey, Idaho, fresh baked and gluten-free pastries from Idaho Bakery, local honey from 3 Girls Honey, a rotating local beer and wine selection, and even their aprons are handcrafted by employee, Eli Curtis. A truly creative aspect of their brewing process is the espresso basket and tamper handles. Crafted from old skateboards by Transmigration Woodworking, these pieces are yet another way the shop goes back to its roots. It seems that every aspect of what Push & Pour puts money and energy into is geared towards the growth of our up and coming community.
With a background in skateboarding, these guys are well versed in hard work and perseverance. Local skater and coffee consumer, Ronnie Geaslin, has been impressed with Push & Pour and what an establishment of its nature means for the skating community. He explained how much determination and drive it takes to be a successful skater and business owner, “being a skater teaches you to always be hungry and never give up… translate that into a business mindset and you have a humble, hardworking businessman who is not afraid to help others or get dirty.”
With their grand opening on April 6, Push & Pour will offer extended hours staying open until 11PM Thursday-Saturday and 7PM Sunday-Wednesday. As warmer weather graces us, you can expect an increased selection of food, the presence of local food trucks, and a series of unique events. During Treefort, they plan to feature Kyler Martz, the artist responsible for the wall art featured inside, in a live painting event. Small acoustic acts are expected, and you can see a rotating artist’s work galleried inside.
The relationships that this coffee shop are building with its neighbors like Corridor Paddle Surf Shop, Green Speed Research, and the Yardarm show Lucas and Brennan’s dedication to making Garden City a truly unique and progressive place. Brennan said it best when talking about their vision, “The future of Garden City and the Live Work Create District is really exciting. There’s lots happening and there are really talented and creative people moving things forward. We are proud to be able to be a meeting place for such rad folks.” The best way for you to see what Push & Pour has to offer is to go check it out yourself! One of their upcoming coffee roasting classes is a great way for you to learn about and experience the environment they have created first hand.
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