The Coffee Pot Café opens in downtown Medina

Photos by Tom Rivers: Hans and Dan Rosentreter on Aug. 1 opened The Coffee Pot Café at 114 East Center St.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 August 2022 at 4:32 pm

MEDINA – Hans and Dan Rosentreter have opened The Coffee Shop Café in downtown Medina at the former site of HeBrews at 114 East Center St.

The couple is well established in Medina. Hans grew up in Shelby and has worked the past eight years as a florist at Creekside Floral on Main Street.

Hans and Dan Rosentreter are happy to bring a coffee shop back to downtown Medina.

Dan worked as a customer service representative for a local insurance company. He also established the Medina Memorial Bluebird Trail and is a wildlife photographer.

He was checking on his photos that were on display at Hebrews when he realized the coffee shop was closing back in May. He and Hans then worked on a plan to open their own shop in the space.

The Coffee Pot Café had its first day on Aug. 1. It is open from Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We just wanted a nice, cozy place for people to come and relax and have a cup of coffee and a pastry,” Hans said.

Besides Hans and Dan, the café has four employees. Dan is at the site full time. Hans is there early in the mornings and then after 5 p.m. when he is done working at Creekside.

Dan, 30, said the café has been busy so far. He said the site is needed in the community.

“Growing up in Albion, there wasn’t a place like this to sit and do homework,” Dan said. “We have people coming here for meetings and to do homework. It’s a needed space.”

Hans, 36, has degrees from Alfred State in culinary, and baking production and management. He makes the pastries and other baked goods.

“The whole premise here is fresh, fresh, fresh,” Hans said this afternoon at the Coffee Pot. (Tuesday is the one day he is there all day.) “We have freshly brewed coffee and in-house baked goods.”

The Coffee Pot gets its coffee from Joe Bean Coffee Roasters in Rochester, and freshly roasts and grinds the coffee. It also sells bubble tea, espressos, lattes, and ice and hot tea.

Dan and Hans said they will be adding cold cut sandwiches in the fall.

“Stay tuned for the details,” Hans said. “We’ll be adding to the menu.”

Hans said he is grateful to be part of his hometown, with a downtown on the rise.

“It is great to see what Medina has become,” Hans said. “Main Street is just wow. Medina is going places.”

The site has three separate areas to sit and relax, including the front room with a fireplace.