Marshall, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — You can now travel a Coffee Trail through southern Illinois.

The Illinois South Tourism Coffee Trail features 28 independent shops.

Trail-goers can receive discounted items at each shop. If they visit five shops they then earn entry into a raffle for merchandise from the various businesses on the trail. Attendees track their progress through a phone app or a passport book.

Latte Dough and the Gypsy Queen Coffee Bar are participating in the trail program.

Latte Dough Owner Stephanie Neibarger said that coffee shops are great social meeting places in their communities.

“I’ve developed many friendships over coffee and I think it’s just a great way to develop more friendships and get to know each other,” Neibarger said. “I think [The Coffee Trail] is a unique opportunity for various travelers to experience different coffee shops and kinda make the world a little bit smaller through coffee.”

The Coffee Trail program runs through the end of the year. For more information visit their website here.

Here are the businesses participating in the trail;

6:10 Coffee Company in Salem

Around the Corner Coffee Company in Maeystown

The Bold Goat Coffee Company in Fairfield

Caf on the Abbey in Columbia

Casey Coffee Company in Casey

Colyer Coffee House in Albion

Common Grounds Coffee Lounge in Flora

Cornerstone Coffee House in Norris City

Flo`s Coffee Bar in Newton

Fusion Coffee in Fairfield

GypsyQueen Coffee Bar in Marshall

June`s Breakfast + Patio in Shiloh

Latte Dough Coffee Shop in Marshall

Melinda`s Coffee and Bistro in Centralia

Milk & Honey Coffee and Tea in Mt. Carmel

Off the Square Coffee Company in Red Bud

Olde City Caf and Bar in Breese

Pour@322 in Belleville

Press Coffee and Tea in Trenton

RAIL Coffee Room in Centralia

The Red Porch Caf in New Baden

Rosie`s Coffeehouse and Bakery in Centralia

Shimoji Coffee in Greenville

Shimoji Coffee in Vandalia

St. Louis Coffee World in Mascoutah

Sweet Katie Bee`s Cupcake & Coffee Bar in O`Fallon

The Traveling Mug in Casey