Located between two bodies of water (Lake Michigan and Kalamazoo River) you will find Douglas, and the heartbeat of Douglas is Respite Cappuccino Court, rooted in family and friends.
The idea for Respite sprouted from a memory of hospitality, friendship and friends who became family while sitting in an old kitchen in Europe with shelves filled with bagged coffee. Set amidst a unique small town, like Douglas, Renee tasted her first coffee, REAL coffee. Europe knew how to relax, enjoy the quality of life and make great coffee.
Established in 1994, Renee opened Respite and made coffee our thing. Since that time the US coffee industry has changed with the publics demand for excellence. Our interest has kept up with these changes and inspired us to commission a Q-grader to pinpoint desirable characteristics when sourcing coffees and create roast profiles to highlight the best features of our offerings; we perform the brewing, serving and imbibing - meaning even better tasting coffee for you.
It is our sincere hope that, when you experience Respite, you can see, feel, and taste our commitment to highlighting every part of your experience. And when you taste our coffee at home it evokes a memory of your visit in every cup.