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New coffee truck ‘pourin’ the love’ in Spearfish, Belle Fourche

May 9, 2019

SPEARFISH — Alexandra “Peedee” Doyle has partnered with Sage & Cedar Herbal Wellness, Dark Canyon Coffee, Scobi Kombucha, and The Green Oven to offer a mobile coffee shop experience with her Blue Spruce Coffee truck.

“We live in a time where Amazon is delivering packages to our front door almost instantaneously,” Doyle said. “Why can’t your coffee be delivered, too?”

Doyle, who graduated from Spearfish High School in 2013, said the inspiration for her coffee truck came from her experience serving snow cones in college and a desire to become a barista.

“When I moved (back) up here I said, ‘You know, I’m going to become a barista before I get old,’” she said.

Doyle bought a 2015 Ford transit van that had been specially equipped with refrigeration and piping systems designed for brewing coffee drinks. Blue Spruce Coffee truck also offers tea, dietary supplement juice drinks, and a variety of baked goods.

Currently Doyle splits her truck’s time between Spearfish and Belle Fourche; however, she’s hoping to expand her territory into Sturgis in the near future.

“There’s a lot of gas that goes into going over there,” she said. “So I really have to make sure it’s worth my while, and I get more people on my route.”

Currently Doyle spends Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Spearfish, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Belle Fourche, but don’t expect to find her idling in one spot for very long.

“I don’t park. I’m a mover and a shaker,” she said. “I like to go get my money, serve people their good coffee, and pour them some love.”

Doyle said she has a few businesses in the area that are on a route each day that she’s in town, but she also wants to be available for an on-call basis.

Doyle said giving back to the community by using locally sourced products and donating to charities is paramount to her business plans.

“One thing that’s very important to me is to give back to the community,” she said. “I would never own a business without doing that.”

One way Doyle seeks to give back is through her unique punch card system, wherein every 10th coffee is free to the customer, plus, Doyle will donate $1 to the local charity of their choice.

“What’s been really cool is that people have been paying it forward,” she added. “They’ll give me 10 extra dollars or 20 extra dollars and say, ‘Oh, pay it forward to the next people.’ It’s been a beautiful train of people doing that.”

To contact Doyle and set up a time for her coffee truck to bring a little brew to your business, call 580-0102.

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