Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Villa Coffeehouse has new owners

Chip and Alexis Langerak, the Villa Coffeehouse's new owners
The Villa Coffeehouse in downtown Idaho Falls has new owners, Alexis and Chip Langerak, who boiught the property in February but had a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning.

Both were fans of the place -- he likes coffee, she likes tea -- when they learned last fall the business was for sale. Alexis Langerak comes from a background in software training and conversions, while Chip Langerak is a shift manager at the Utah Avenue Wal-Mart.

They plan to carry on with much of what went before -- fresh roasted coffee, more than 100 varieties of tea -- and would like to expand the menuu for baked goods, featuring goodies made from scratch. The Villa has its own house blend of coffee, developed for them by Steve and Harry's, a local roaster, and has begun sellingg Steve and Harry's espresso as well.er