Anthem Coffee: Community-centric, thankful and ‘loud’
We all have a favorite coffee shop. For some, it’s a place that offers a quiet ambiance. For others, their favorite is a matter of convenience: A quick fix from the drive-thru before the morning commute. And then there is Anthem Coffee, delivering exceptional service, an energetic atmosphere and pretty fabulous coffee.
Anthem isn’t new to the coffee game. Before launching the brand in 2011, CEO and cofounder Bryan Reynolds and his family spent five years learning the business under the Forza banner, becoming the No. 1 store in the franchise. Once their agreement with Forza ended, the family started their own shop and opened the downtown Tacoma location, followed by downtown Puyallup. Two new stores opened at the end of 2017—Old Town Tacoma and University Place. They now have eight Pierce County locations and expanding.
Its mission is simple—create an environment in the community where relationships can be built. Anthem calls this “heroic hospitality.” “Without community, there is no business,” says Reynolds. “We inspire community. We want to be a part of the customer’s story and fuel people for their journey.”
What about the name? “We are loud. We are different from the normal coffee shop,” says Reynolds. The family felt that Anthem, something that is often loud and unifying, best described what they were trying to create. The name stuck. “When you drink Anthem coffee, you live loud.”
Along with a menu of espresso-based drinks, Anthem offers wine, beer on tap and an impressive food menu, including naan bread pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and appetizers like sweet potato fries.The Reynolds family appreciates the continued support from communities they serve. “We are thankful for the belief in our brand. We are thankful for every day we get to serve people,” says Bryan Reynolds.
What’s your Anthem?