The Rock Rose development at North Austin’s Domain is finally rockin’, now that businesses like Tarka Indian Kitchen have finally opened — and the latest is a coffee shop primed to become a hangout for locals living north of downtown.
Two Hands Coffee joins the Dogwood, the Kung Fu Saloon, Jack and Ginger’s Irish Pub and other bars, eateries and shopping spots slowly coming to life along the Rock Rose district. Some, like Two Hands Coffee and Jack and Ginger’s, are first-time businesses, while others like the Dogwood and Kung Fu Saloon are one of multiple locations already opened. Most of them are still in various stages of construction.
Owned by entrepreneur Aamil Sarfani, Two Hands Coffee plans to offer juices, local craft beer and wine in addition to coffee options. Plus, the coffee shop will host weekly events, including trivia, open mic nights, live music shows, and meet-ups and other activities “centered on the coffee industry,” according to a press release.
An integral part of the coffee shop is Sarfani’s participation in the Farmers to 40 program, which is two-fold: Two Hands Coffee sources its beans from Nicaraguan farmers, paying close attention to how the coffee is produced, and also pays those farmers a portion of all coffee sales.
“We have visited the farms and seen the time, commitment and skill that go into growing delicious coffee,” according to the Two Hands Coffee website. “The farmers do the hard work; paying them equitably is the easy part.”
The Domain location is just the first of what Sarfani hopes will be more than one Two Hands Coffee shops. It’s at 11501 Rock Rose Ave. Ste. 118 and opened 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/twohandscoffee.