Beach Banks Loveland has had a long time love of coffee and in building community around coffee. He has been working in the specialty coffee industry for over 10 years and service industry for over 15 years. Beach, along with his wife, Jessica, have had a vision of bringing the community together through their love of coffee and guidance of the Lord. The dream began with Beach becoming a barista and managing a coffee house in a near by town. The ultimate goal was to open a storefront in Irmo, South Carolina. Perspective shifted slightly when the opportunity to open a drive-thru kiosk came their way. The Loveland’s launched and funded a very successful Kickstarter campaign with huge support from their local community. The kiosk opened in December 2012 with a passion to provide quality coffee and top notch consumer service. In the summer of 2016, Beach launched his own roastery, where he roasts small batched, single origin, certified fair trade organic coffee. In the past years, Loveland has also partnered with numerous regional entrepreneurs for some cross industry collaborations, pushing the level of where coffee is headed, resulting in some wild experiments:
Conquest Brewing Medusa Coffee Stout (5.2%)
Conquest’s year-round stout brewed with Loveland Coffee Concentrate
Conquest Brewing Coffee IPA (7.3%)
Conquest special IPA, carefully blending the elements of grapefruit bitterness with perfectly roasted flavor
Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Beans
Fair Trade Organic Brazilian Coffee aged in bourbon barrels, a partnership with Columbia-based Crouch Distilling
- Primal Gourmet Bananas Foster Tiramisu
A nutritional based Bananas Foster Tiramisu with Loveland Coffee Guatemalan reduction and caramel
Savvy Foods Molé Inspired Cooking Sauce
"Dixie-blend" hand crafted cooking sauce made with our coffee concentrate. Partnered with Yellow Dog Barbecue, endorsed by Marcus Lattimore.
- Granite Falls Brewing Fancy Double Imperial Coffee Porter
A bold tribute to Appalachian clogging, brewed with our Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
Our passion for coffee begins with seeking out the highest quality and the most socially responsible beans available. Then, through roasting in small batches, Loveland controls the different desired profiles of each roast, bringing out the best flavor nuances of each regional coffee. This is topped off by brewing the perfect cup and then educating Loveland customers regarding their products and processes. Thus, making sure the quality and amazing coffee experience can be followed from start to finish. Loveland Coffee anticipates and tracks creative new coffee trends and developments. There are always some exciting things brewing in Beach’s creative mind, bringing the cutting edge to Columbia. We seek to have something for everyone.
Loveland’s culture has grown to embody community around coffee and relationships. Despite currently only having a public drive-thru location, the community has rallied around Loveland and fellow customers. Customers are often looking for ways to give back and bless others, from spontaneous pay it forwards, to showing appreciation by providing for first responders and military. Our fans are hardcore and we are beyond thankful for that! Everybody needs a little love in their coffee and we want you to Love what you drink!