MULLANS, WVNS (WVNS) — Gypsy Bean is a coffee lover’s paradise.
Owner Mavrick Massie offers handcrafted lattes, hot or iced, freshly made.
From the first drop of coffee, to milk and syrup, to foam and toppings, Mavrick ensures that every drink is exactly what customers want.
The 13-year-old coffee lover said he has a food handler license and operates The Gypsy Bean under the business license of his parents, Audra and Ronnie Massie. He said on Friday, December 30, 2022 that he has been fond of coffee since he was a child. A few months ago, he set out to turn it into a business serving customers of his family’s pumpkin patch, MJM Farms.
“I started doing a lot of research trying to figure out what I was doing, and eventually, I found a niche,” Mavrick said. “I figured out exactly how and what I should add, and the business grew from there.”
Mavrick said he had help from his family, including his brother McCrae, who was happy to sample the drink and provide feedback.
“He got a lot of positive feedback,” McRae said. “So (he) decided to make a menu or something and start going to places for his teachers, people, just setting up events. So far, I think he’s done a really good job.”
Gypsy Bean operates at private events in Raleigh and Wyoming County, including a Wyoming County Board of Education party and a Christmas party at Tim Berry Real Estate in Beckley.
Mavrick makes signature lattes himself, like the Candy Cane Collage and Gingerbread Man, two of his festive drinks.
As with any coffee bar, customers can choose their own flavors and toppings. Mavrick says he uses only the best products and focuses on what customers love.
His dream is to bring The Gypsy Bean on wheels.
“I’ve been saving up for a truck,” Mavrick said. “They’re very expensive, so all my campaigns are to get one so I can actually be a mobile coffee shop.”
Gypsy beans can be pre-ordered through the MJM Farms Facebook page.