Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound
Located in the heart of Windsor’s Little Italy is where you will find Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound. I had been hearing more and more about this “must visit” coffee place on social media over the last several months and thought to myself, why not take a closer look and see what all the hype was about?
I could immediately tell this was no ordinary coffee house. There’s a different vibe, which is easily felt as soon as you walk through the doors. The exposed brick, welcoming atmosphere, artistic undertone and unique urban feel, (which is not easily found in the Windsor area) is what instantly grabbed my attention.
I had to the opportunity to sit down with the owners/founders Mike Brown and Bianca Oliverio for the better part of an hour as they shared their stories and highlighted what Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound is all about.
Immediately I was drawn in by their personal stories about how they have overcome addiction, and now focus their energy towards creating a positive and inviting environment for all individuals to come and enjoy. It was evident to me that Mike & Bianca value getting to know their customers (including myself) on a deeper level, enjoy each others company, and build long-term relationships with their guests. This is the source of their motivation and success and is what has driven them to create this unique and welcoming environment.
So, what’s in a name? As they pointed out, being Spiritual is more about a person’s ability to simply surrender to something greater then themselves and find peace within who they are. From an addiction point of view, they say this is one of the most difficult things someone struggling with addiction can do. We are all Soldiers in the fight against addiction and we all have a role to play no matter how big or small.
In addition to having some of the best coffee in town, they also offer an apparel line, with a portion of all proceeds being donated directly back to the local community.
If you want to learn more about their story and all the great things they are doing for our community, visit Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound website, or simply drop-in and say hello. You will also find plenty of helpful resources and information if you or someone you know may be struggling with addiction.
Owners: Mike Brown, Bianca Oliverio, James Lucier