Espresso Love Coffee under new management

By Brandon Anderegg

Feb. 20, 2019


Dave Stockwell pours coffee at Espresso Love Coffee Shop on 105 N. Rochester St. in Mukwonago.
Submitted photo

MUKWONAGO Espresso Love Coffee is now under new management after Katie Pierce, who owned the shop for 16 years, sold it to a local couple.

Dave and Tracey Stockwell purchased Espresso Love Coffee from Pierce earlier this year, Dave Stockwell said.

Stockwell worked for Pierce for several years before he and Tracey moved to Florida to pursue career opportunities. However, the couple decided to return to Mukwonago when they discovered the coffee shop was for sale, he said.

I started working for her again after I quit a full-time job because Tracey and I thought we would want to run a coffee shop one day, Stockwell said. We decided to move back and take over the store and its been a lot of fun so far.

While the menu is mostly the same for now, the couple is hoping to add a few new items in the near future.

We offer the coffee and pastries and Im making the soup from scratch, Stockwell said. Im trying to elevate the soup game here.

In the meantime, the couple hopes to expand on the positive aspects of the business that Pierce established during her tenure at Espresso Love Coffee, Stockwell said.

Katie had a good store here, people like it and we get a lot of positive comments, Stockwell said. I think were doing the right things so far.