MiTa’s Coffee Lab

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Trisha Thielen Stewart located the Navarro SBDC office via our website. She first visited the SBDC in February of 2015 full of great ideas and a very detailed, thought out business plan. Trisha worked for Cargill Foods as a sales representative covering SAM’s Club and Wal-marts. Her dream and passion was to open a coffee shop here in Corsicana offering really great coffee and healthy breakfast and lunch alternatives. Over the course of the next year, SBDC Director Leslie Leerskov and Trisha worked together visiting other coffee shops and looking at local properties in search of the perfect location. Trisha stated “Not having been a business owner prior to opening MiTa’s, I found myself at the SBDC. Leslie and the team did a fantastic job providing guidance and relentlessly researching answers. With their support and positive energy, I knew I was on the correct path! Thank you Navarro SBDC”!

In October of 2015, Trisha finally found a home for her coffee shop. She immediately hit the floor running preparing to open in December. She resigned from her position at Cargill in November to focus all of her attention on the renovations. The renovations took longer than expected but worth the wait. MiTa’s Coffee Lab is not just a coffee shop, it is an experience!

Trisha opened her lab this past March. The name came MiTa came from a combination of her and her husband Michel’s name (Michael & Trisha) and Lab was selected because she believes a truly good cup of coffee requires creation and concoction and that they are truly mixologist in a lab. Customers who walk in immediately feel at home in the warm, inviting environment. The lab is clean and modern yet retains some of the historic feel of the downtown community. MiTa’s offers coffee, tea, home baked goods, breakfast tacos, sandwiches and quiche. Trisha has quickly became the “go to” place to meet up with friends, have a business meeting or just to hang out and work on your computer. MiTa’s Coffee Lab won three Best of the Best Award from the Corsicana Daily Sun in her first year of business. The Lab was selected for Best Cup of Coffee, Best Atmosphere/Place to Relax, and Best Lunch!