Cool Wave Coffee opens

Lisa Ingebrand, LifeEnterprise

Shelley Strano of Waterville is the owner of Waterville’s newest business, Cool Wave Coffee. Strano is pictured above with her husband, Joe. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

When Shelley Strano moved to Waterville three years ago, she asked what she thought was a simple question: Where’s the coffee shop?

To her surprise, the town didn’t have one.

So, the coffee fanatic and mother of six, decided to open her own little shop—a welcoming place community members and friends could gather and enjoy delicious coffees and treats.

When the building at the corner of Main and Third Streets, which formerly housed Unique Abilities, LLC, became available for rent, Strano and her husband, Joe, toured the property and decided it was perfect for a coffee shop.

“My husband is such a great partner in this,” Shelley stated. “He told me that I’ve helped him achieve his dreams over the last 12 years, and now, he is going to help me achieve mine.”

Strano opened Cool Wave Coffee on Thursday, May 27. She sold out of cinnamon rolls during the shop’s grand opening event on Saturday and may soon have the town hooked on her signature cashew coffee blend.

“I couldn’t believe how many people showed up for our first weekend open! It was amazing… I’m tearing up just thinking about it,” she stated. “I’m so appreciative to everyone who came out. Everyone was so kind and patient.”

In addition to coffee, Cool Wave Coffee offers... 

To see more on this story pick up the June 10, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.



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