About Us

in 2010, Alexe van Beuren founded The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in a historic brick building rescued by her husband, Kagan Coughlin. The B.T.C. has become nationally known as a small town treasure chock full of country produce, good beer and bread, with an active and thriving lunch counter and take-home kitchen business managed wonderfully by Water Valley native Yalonda Ramsey.

In 2024, Alexe finished an intermediate roasting course and apprenticeship with Central Coffee Roasters and began roasting coffee in the back of the B.T.C. We are now able to mail our freshly roasted fair-trade organic coffees anywhere in the US!