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Our Story

Cottonwood Canyon's story begins in the small town of Mitchell, South Dakota, "home of the corn palace." The coffee shops in South Dakota were successful business ventures and continue to be successful businesses. Randolph Bryan the owner of Cottonwood Canyon later moved to Iowa with his family and created new coffee shops in Iowa. "The House" is nested in the historic Cedar Falls business district while the"Waterloo" location is apart of Waterloo's vibrant and revitalized downtown scene. At Cottonwood Canyon, it is not just a coffee house but a place for a full social experience. We are the area's only coffeehouse with a Jamaican twist; offering freshly roasted coffee from around the globe with unique island style meal options.

Firstly, our coffee is skillfully selected by the most selective coffee brokers. These beans are then roasted by Cottonwood Canyon's own roast master to bring out each coffee's unique characteristic. Cottonwood Canyon also prides itself on its creative Jamaican jerk sandwiches, salads, wraps and a wide range of vegetarian options. Cottonwood Canyon creates a relaxed environment where different cultures meet.