There's a new coffee shop opening in Deep Ellum, in the mixed-use Novel building. Called Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, it's a Georgia-based chain with nine locations, most in the Atlanta area but also with locations in Boston, Houston, and Bradenton, Florida.
They also have affiliated cafes throughout the United States, including more than 1000 churches that brew Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee each week.
Founded in 2008, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee has a unique approach: It sources beans grown in Rwanda and prioritizes giving back to local Rwandan coffee farmers through a variety of programs.
Founder is Jonathan Golden, an ordained Anglican Priest who pastors St. Peter’s Place in Roswell, Georgia. He wanted to help the Rwandan people following the genocide in 1994.
"We are thrilled about this expansion into Dallas and, specifically Deep Ellum, with its rich history," Golden says in a statement. "Our partnership with Crescent Communities and joining the Novel communities has allowed us to spread our love of coffee and our love of giving back through our 'Do Good Initiative.'"
Novel Deep Ellum is a seven-story entertainment complex at 2900 Canton St. near Malcolm X Boulevard. The building replaces a block-long one-story industrial building and is home to 231 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments, plus ground-floor food and beverage options, a rooftop pool, and lounge.
The Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee space will occupy 1,580 square feet on the ground floor.
In addition to the coffee shop, the building will also be home to F45 Training, a workout chain that specializes in 45-minute High-Intensity-Interval-Training (HIIT) style workouts that incorporate cardio and resistance in a team atmosphere.
The F in F45 stands for functional training, which adapts 2900 day-to-day movements into exercises, ensuring no two workouts are the same. There are currently five locations in Dallas, and 1,300 studios worldwide. This location is expected to open in late September.