- October 2, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
PROVO, Utah — A new business has been picking up steam with an unlikely product it hopes will convert more than a few faithful of the local predominant religion.
Just blocks south of Brigham Young University, Latter-Day Café, located at 495 East and 600 North, serves up hot and cold coffee-flavored drinks that aren’t quite as they taste.
“It’s not coffee,” readily admits owner Michael Draper. “It’s an all-natural coffee substitute.”
Draper said the drinks are made with Capomo, also known as Maya nut.
While Capomo is caffeine-free, customers have the choice of whether or not to add caffeine to their creations.
“It’s full of nutrients — it’s full of potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate,” Draper said.
Consumption of coffee and tea have been against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Word of Wisdom.
Draper said he converted to the Church as a teenager and gave up coffee entirely at the…