By Christine Walters

Wescom News Service

Marci Wallace and her family have opened a new espresso drive-through stand in the parking lot of All Star Liquors at 12559 U.S. Highway 101 North. in Smith River. Called andquot;A Cup Above,andquot; the coffee shop is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Wallace has worked at other coffee shops, but this is her first venture as the owner of one.

Her brother Matt assists in the operation and her retired parents, Mel and Mary, share ownership of the business as well as helping run things.

andquot;We have a well-trained, super friendly staff,andquot; Marci Wallace said. andquot;Another reason our espresso is so good is that we buy our beans from Long Bottom Roasting Co., which uses a special air-roasting process that makes a strong coffee with less bitterness.andquot;

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