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New Business Spotlight: Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika

Posted by Hanna Selman on July 27, 2021
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Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika

Give yourself a refreshing jolt and shake the summer heat with an excursion to historic downtown Opelika. Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika is open for business and offering you an extra excuse to step inside Market Street Paint Shop.

What’s the Excuse?

Yes, it is hot out. Maybe a cup of coffee is not your idea of refreshing, but homemade, fresh-daily Artisan Pops could be! Plus, you can always get good coffee as iced coffee or even an iced latte at Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika.

However, refreshing is more than a physical state. It’s a state of mind too. That’s where this new local coffee shop shows, they have “bean” coffee lovers themselves for a long time! Luis Saavedra, owner, said his appreciation for what coffee could be began to percolate in childhood trips to Bolivia.

On his website, it’s written best: “Some people dream of Jeanie, I dream of coffee.” He goes on to say that his appreciation for coffee strengthened during his U.S. Military service. It was then he longed for a superb cup of joe and realized coffee is more than a drink. Hence, his belief “a good cup of coffee can not only wake you up, but refresh your spirit as well.”

The Menu

The menu is seasonal and may change slightly accordingly. However, you can always count on the unique signature Boonie Hat way of roasting. The only shop in town to roast flavor-packed beans over hot air. It gives the beans a slow, uniform roast and smooth—never bitter—taste.

Guest can choose from Americano, Drip, Pour Over, Latte, Breve, Frappe and hot chocolate, to name a few. There are also peach, strawberry or mango smoothies. Artisan Pops include flavors like salted caramel, strawberry lemonade and Mexican vanilla latte.

Click here for the full menu.

Location and Hours

When you are ready for good coffee with a dash of creativity and a spoonful of comfort, visit Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika.  Nestled in Market Street Paint Shop located at 116 South Eighth St. downtown.

Stop by any time Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of course, you can order 4-ounce sample bags, 12-ounce bags of roasted whole or ground coffee as well as a six-pack of Boonie Hat K-Cups online anytime.


Boonie Hat Coffee in Opelika serves specialty coffee with a side of creativity and community! Be sure to check out this new local hot spot and enjoy a truly refreshing experience!

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