I never knew the full story about Next Coffee, and you might not either. It was originally meant to be a student lending facility and when the lending market fell through, the owners did the next best thing — start a coffee shop!

The company, which once disbursed more than $4.5 billion in student loans, went from 900 employees to 50.

The owners quickly regrouped and surveyed what they had left: 3,800 square feet of space – and coffee. They began turning the cavernous space into an unlikely coffeehouse.

“We had to get very, very creative,” Fisco said. “It was hit or miss for a while.”

Read the full story on The Arizona Republic.

Next Coffee Co.
19420 N. 59th Ave.
Suite J
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (623) 322-4852
Twitter: @NextCoffee

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