New Coffee Vendor Now Open At Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Mar 19, 2019 10:22AM
By Kathleen Maris
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) recently welcomed Red Eye Express Coffee to the business connector – located just past TSA. Red Eye Express Coffee will operate Monday through Friday beginning at 4:30 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday beginning at 5 a.m.
excited to have Red Eye Express Coffee join the CAE family of vendors and know
their unique beverage options will be a hit with travelers in need of a pick me
up,” said Mike Gula, executive director of CAE.
all things local, Red Eye Express Coffee has partnered with locally owned Crust
Bakery (located off Rosewood Drive) to provide pastries every day. Additionally,
Red Eye Express Coffee will be serving Loveland Coffee, a coffee roaster
located in Cayce, and tea from Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea
plantation in America. Red Eye Express Coffee also plans to donate coffee
grounds and compostable products to the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
and operated by Tim Smaha, Adam Heirs, Lisa Matthews, and Stan Matthews, the
owners are excited to have the opportunity to highlight some of the local
tastes and flavors of South Carolina to patrons flying through the airport. “As
avid coffee drinkers and frequent flyers, this opportunity allows us to be
fully invested in both interests and also highlight the best of what our region
has to offer.”
kiosk will feature drinks crafted by head barista, Amanda Eduy.
Eye Express Coffee is a part of the newly established COLA Program that provides
a short-term, low-risk opportunity for small businesses and independent
merchants to reach and connect with CAE’s travelers.