Why Madisonville? JG: I have an ancestral connection to this place. My great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Ward, was the first person to build a house here. It’s a nice neighborhood, and there are great people here; it just needs some business.
And the bagels? JG: I just like bagels. We do more traditional bagels. We ferment them overnight and boil them on each side for 30 seconds, then bake them. Right now we also have a sun-dried tomato and basil bagel.
Tell us about your llama logo. JG: It’s an origami llama; our architect’s daughter actually designed it for us. She came up with a couple different designs and we liked that one and added sunglasses to it. AJ: The sunglasses were to make it look cool.
What will fans see from Mad Llama Coffee in the next few months? AJ: They can expect to see new bagel flavors as well as pastries with special seasonal flavors. Jeff has been working on a gluten free bagel. JG: I’m getting there.
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