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