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


  1. I hope they train their baristas how to pull a shot. The last few times have be undrinkable.

  2. I've been getting great food and service. I usually get my coffee at home/work so don't have a current opinion on the espresso - but then, the dry, skinny cappiccino (sp?) I had last week was good.

  3. I know using local coffee is a great thing but not if it isn't good coffee.

  4. Ask for Leah. She's been there the longest, can pull a mean shot, and is a fun chick to talk to.

    Overall 8/10: Good enough for me to skip Sbux and support a local business.