Former Chargers Player Opens Coffee Shop in Poway

Cory Withrow, a former offensive lineman for the Chargers, recently opened his own coffee shop in Poway, The King's Craft. Here's a look at the business generating some buzz.

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The King's Craft Coffee Co.
The King's Craft Coffee Co. opened in Poway on Sept. 9.
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Withrow -- also formerly of the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks -- said opening his own coffee business has been a passion and dream for at least 12 years.
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The King's Craft Coffee Co.
Withrow’s new business venture, this time off the field, boasts a roster of single-origin specialty coffees made from handcrafted, roasted beans.
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Withrow's wife, Monica, also spearheads the business. The couple's vision was "to have something that’s excellent – that’s ours,” Withrow told NBC 7.
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The menu at The King's Craft Coffee also boasts a lineup of European pastries.
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Withrow said he hopes the coffee shop becomes a place where patrons can relax and refuel.
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“We just want to serve," the former Bolts player said of his business venture in Poway.
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Withrow said The King's Craft Coffee plans to use unique roasting techniques and presentation to stand out from the rest.
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The grand opening on Sept. 9 was buzzing with patrons.
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A patron relaxes while sipping on java.
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“To be able to be in something so crafty; it’s always been a passion. To do something the way I’ve always done it – and that’s with everything I have to give,” Withrow said.
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The King’s Craft Coffee Co. is open daily, from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
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Withrow said he has plans to expand his business soon, perhaps by adding a wine tasting room right next door to the coffee shop.
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