EUREKA, Ill. (WMBD) – While most 22-year-olds are still trying to figure out their lives, Emily Hartter is brewing up her next business plan.
“We’re here to create a space, create drinks to serve our community, and as long as God gives us the grace to do that, we’ll continue to do so,” she said.
Hartter is the proud owner of Faire Coffee, and she has continued to grow her coffee empire since 2018. What started as a mobile coffee camper has now expanded to three brick and mortar locations in Peoria, Washington, and most recently, Eureka.
“When I started the mobile, I never intended to have shops. I never even intended to have employees,” said Hartter. “I thought it was just going to be me and the camper. But obviously, God had different plans, and we just continue to grow.”
But that growth came to a halt in the summer of 2020, when Hartter’s mobile coffee camper crashed.
“I was definitely kind of ready to hang up the towel and be…