New coffee business supporting veterans opens in Gahanna

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GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) — A new walk-up shop in Gahanna that has been in the works for a decade is now serving coffee and supporting veterans in the process.

SGT. Coffee Co. set up shop at 106 Short St. on Monday. The business is owned by married couple Ryan and Brandi Sargent. For the 25 years they’ve been a couple, they have talked about starting a business together, Ryan said.

“We would go out early Saturday mornings to go on coffee dates,” Ryan said. “We started doing the Columbus coffee tour. We finished the whole booklet … we were like, we could probably do this. So we kind of started dreaming about what it would be like.”

As an army veteran himself, Ryan said he and his wife hope to sponsor a local veteran nonprofit once a month through the coffee shop. Brandi also recently lost a family member who was a veteran, and created a drink named after him – proceeds from the purchase of that drink will go toward a veterans’ charity.

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