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Wilton's Coffee Barn Serves Up Hot Cups Of Joe On National Coffee Day

Kayla McArdle, left, co-owner of Wilton's Coffee Barn holds a steaming cup of coffee on National Coffee Day Monday. Also pictured is employee Natalia Martins, 22, of Bridgeport.
Kayla McArdle, left, co-owner of Wilton's Coffee Barn holds a steaming cup of coffee on National Coffee Day Monday. Also pictured is employee Natalia Martins, 22, of Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

WILTON, Conn., -- Every day is a coffee day for Kayla McArdle of Wilton.

"It gets you going on the way to work in the morning. It's a nice little 'pick me up,' " said McArdle, who co-owns the Coffee Barn at 392 Danbury Road along with her aunt, Karen Piazza of South Salem, N.Y.

Monday was a big day at the Coffee Barn because it was National Coffee Day.

For McArdle, she and Piazza pinned their hopes on opening a coffee shop as a business.

"It was something that Karen and I had wanted to do for a while," she said. "We thought it would be fun, and we both love coffee."

They looked around and decided that Wilton would be the best location because they saw a niche they could fill.

"Wilton didn't have an independent coffee shop, and we are right across from the high school," she said.

They opened two-and-a-half years ago, and so far they have attracted a loyal clientele, McArdle said.

"Business has been really good, and we have a lot of repeat customers," she said.

Coffee is not only something to drink, it also brings people together, she said.

"It is a good way to get together with friends," she said.

National Coffee Day is a recent creation as coffee companies seek to promote consumption of the caffeinated beverage. Many outlets offered coffee deals on Monday or had deals leading up to Monday.

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