Drifter Coffee opens its new Ferndale shop

Ferndale's Drifter Coffee's new shop on Woodward Heights Boulevard is up and running. Owner Alleah Webb held a soft opening last week and is currently rolling with a limited menu, but she plans to roll out the full menu during a weekend-long grand opening party on Saturday and Sunday.

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Coffeehouses, bakeries and restaurants top the list of new places open or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. 

Drifter Coffee is opening its first brick-and-mortar store at 770 Woodward Heights, in the Iron Ridge District in April, said Brooke Gieber, spokesperson for Iron Ridge Holdings LLC. Owner Alleah Webb launched Drifter in 2015 as a mobile “coffee caboose,” housed in a vintage 1971 trailer known for popping up in farmer’s markets, weddings and other events in Detroit.

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Eater Detroit: Plymouth-Based Coffee Roaster to Shack Up With Drifter Coffee in New Ferndale Cafe

Work is well underway at Drifter Coffee’s new suburban cafe. The wandering trailer cafe founded by Alleah Webb was originally estimated to open last spring, but is now on track for a February debut in Ferndale’s Iron Ridge District development with a second business on board, according to a release.

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Refinery29: Connecting Thread

In the revitalization of Detroit, female entrepreneurs make bread and lifelong connections in the food industry and in their communities.


The Switch Podcast Ep. 11 Entrepreneurship with Alleah Webb:

In this week's episode, we speak with Alleah Webb. Alleah is the CEO of Drifter Coffee. We had an in-depth conversation about Alleah's story and the genesis of Drifter, as well as entrepreneurship, small-business ownership, and coffee! Thanks again to Alleah for coming on the podcast, and thanks to our supporters for keeping us going!


Eater Detroit: Drifter Coffee Floats Into Permanent Ferndale Space

The cafe arrives this spring.

Mobile caffeine caboose Drifter Coffee is preparing to go brick-and-mortar in Ferndale this year. The roving coffee trailer founded by Alleah Webb in 2015 recently had its plans approved by the city of Ferndale for a location in the burgeoning Iron Ridge District development...


Detroit News: Drifter Coffee to Open Ferndale Cafe this Spring

Fans of Drifter Coffee’s mobile trailer will have an easier time finding the brew this spring when owner Alleah Webb sets up a permanent location in Ferndale.

The two-story coffee shop and roastery will be at 780 Woodward Heights. It will be part of a multi-building development known as Iron Ridge District, which also aims to include a full-service bakery, farmers, florist and other local vendors...


Metro times: Drifter coffee is planning a brick-and-mortar shop in ferndale

A new coffee shop is in the works on Woodward Heights in Ferndale. 

Eater reports that mobile coffee shop Drifter Coffee is planning a permanent space that will offer pour overs, espressos, homemade syrups, smoothies, and kombucha on tap, as well as bagel sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods. A coffee roasting program is also planned...

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Click on Detroit: Live in the D - Check out Drifter Coffee in the D


Jadore Detroit: 10 Detroit Based, Female Owned businesses you need to know

Drifter Coffee - Owner Alleah Webb launched this nomadic coffee caboose in 2015, which drifts around Midtown, Corktown and Downtown serving Michigan-made products from Eli Tea and Hyperion Coffee. A recent announcement of an actual brick and mortar is in the works as well, located at 780 Woodward Heights, Ferndale, MI.

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CBS Detroit: Eye on Detroit Drifter Coffee

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sprudge: Coffee on wheels in the motor city with drifter coffee

The coffee shop on wheels—the food truck gone fluid. To some, it may seem out of the ordinary, but the concept makes perfect sense. Coffee puts millions of people around in motion every morning, why shouldn’t it, too, be on the move? Particularly in the Motor City.


metro times: 25 detroit food trucks that you must try this summer

This cute little coffee shop is on wheels and we absolutely love it. Not only do they serve a mean cup of joe, but they also have teas and hot chocolates. You will mostly see the truck in Detroit, but they travel all throughout metro Detroit as well.