New Coffee Shop Uses Money For African Water Dilemas

The afternoon hustle and bustle of Zetêo, a quaint coffee shop in downtown Conway, is where you’ll find a variety of people.

From college students to young moms and dads to 60-somethings, they are all sipping on something delicious.

“The staff is very friendly and personable and they remember my orders,” OBU NLC sophomore Tiffany Fagaly said.

Barista Tim Harrington said the job allows him to see more of the community because of how relational it is.

Zetêo opened in November 2015 and has two purposes: to serve the people of Conway amazing coffee, and to provide water to people in Africa where water is lacking via of Living Water International.

For every purchase at Zetêo, a percentage goes to the organization. They aim to donate to the a water treatment system around their first anniversary of opening, according Harrington.

The shop also shares a space with Share.the.Love Kidsclub, a business next to Zetêo where parents and young kids can play and hangout. Every time you visit, a part of that percentage goes back to orphan-care through Project Zero and The Call.

The playroom also shares an inner window with Zetêo giving parents the option to order coffee without leaving their kids.

Every time you walk into Zetêo you’re guaranteed to relieve a little stress. The big floor-to-ceiling windows let in all the natural light needed and a few classic Edison bulbs hangover the bar.

Cozy chairs, a large couch, and small tables give a welcoming environment where you know cool conversations happen.

“It’s a relaxing atmosphere,” first time visitor and UCA Dietician Emily Hays said.

Harrington said Bear Bucks will soon be available and new hours will keep the store open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Originally published in the March 30 print edition of The Echo.

image by Makenzie Evans

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