Miguel Williams grew up in downtown Farmington. Now he’s opening a coffee shop there

There’s a new small business brewing in downtown Farmington, one that marries the city’s past with its future.

Work is underway at the former location of Tre Sorelle International Gifts and Home Decor, which has been temporarily shuttered to make way for a new coffee shop. Fans of the international arts and crafts store will be relieved to learn that it will reopen in a separate space accessible from within the coffee shop.Miguel Williams Holding a Coffee Mug

Owner-operator Miguel Williams expects a summer opening for Apothecary Espresso & Coffee. It’s an aggressive timeline, he says, but one buoyed by his confidence in the concept and the community.

“It’s getting exciting. When I mention it to people, it’s apparent that there’s a need for specialty coffee here. This is a huge opportunity to fulfill that need,” Williams says.

Apothecary has become Williams’s passion project. He’s tapped Ann Arbor’s Stovetop Roasters as the shop’s coffee roaster. The company has also served as consultant, advising Williams on flavor profiles, equipment, and even the layout of the space. In focusing on providing high-quality coffee, Williams says that he wants Apothecary to be known for doing one thing and doing it right.
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