- March 18, 2014
Looking for a new spot in town to get your daily caffeine fix?
Foxtail Coffee opened in Ormond Beach on April 4, and is located at 330 N. Nova Road within the Trails Shopping Center.
Foxtail coffee offers craft coffees and teas, beer, wine, food and pastries, and is partnered with Kelly’s Ice Cream. Inside the pet-friendly coffee shop, there is a menu board explaining all of the different types of coffees offered, including brewed-to-order coffees, lattes, cold brews, cuban espresso and affogatos, which is coffee poured over ice cream.
The coffee beans used are from around the world and the farmhouse blend, which is used for most of the coffees, is a mixture of some of those beans. Currently, Foxtail offers coffee from Mexico and Honduras, but more will come as seasons change.
“Foxtail Coffee is a franchise organization based out of Orlando; this is store number 47 in the organization, but they are all individually owned,” said Jesse Davis, owner of the Ormond location.
Davis was an insurance executive for 26 years until he realized he wanted something "more family oriented". He then opened his first Foxtail Coffee shop in Downtown Cocoa Beach, Boca Raton, Venice Beach, and now Ormond Beach.
“I spent a lot of time here in Volusia County — going to the beaches and spending a lot of time at the raceway with my father, so being a part of this community means a lot to us because we are very familiar with it,” Davis said.
Davis said opening the coffee shop took almost a year, between lease negotiations, build out, and supply and labor issues because of the hurricane. This delayed the coffee shop's opening by a few months, but the location was perfect for them, he said.
“With what’s happening with the [renovation] of the shopping center, we thought it would be a perfect mix with the Woofgang Bakery and the higher-end shops here," Davis said. "They tend to gravitate to our brand."