This is a continuing weekly series that highlights members of the Anadarko Chamber of Commerce. You can see last week’s member story by clicking here.
This interview was conducted with Scott Daggett, owner, of N’Darko Joe.
N’Darko Joe owner – Scott Daggett
How long have you been in business?
January 2016 was when I made my first cup of coffee. When I roasted my own coffee, I was amazed at how fresh coffee can taste versus when it is stored in a package, which can become stale. On July 1st, we began our soft opening in Anadarko and provided samples to various groups around town. The official grand opening was Saturday, July 30th.
Why did you choose Anadarko?
It’s where I live, and I imagine a lot of people are like my family who do not want to travel miles upon miles for quality products. Whenever I began thinking of starting my own business, I realized that I was tired of waiting for that next great job or promotion and decided to go into business for myself and family. Our community has so much potential and we felt like a coffee shop was a missing part. We wanted to fill that gap by making great coffee. Home is where the heart is and my heart is in Anadarko.
In your words describe your business:
Our business is to come in everyday and build fresh roasted coffee hot or cold. We also offer light breakfast items such as bagels with cream cheese.
Christian preparing to make great local coffee!
Any recent updates at your business?
We are looking to begin offering Italian Sodas and Italian Cream Sodas in the near future. Plus, we want to offer light deli sandwiches, chocolate covered coffee beans, and various baked goods. We’re also going to have wifi and make our space a great community spot to hangout.
What is your biggest challenge as a business owner?
For me it was spending almost an entire year researching coffee which was a lot of work. Before I started down this road, I was a non-coffee drinker and now I drink it everyday.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
Interacting with the community, it is very rewarding to have the amount of support that we do. For instance, we had a local customer paint us a custom piece of art and it was because they wanted to show their appreciation for making great coffee and being their friends. It was a very special moment and there are no words to describe those kinds of feelings.
Family: Christian, Colt and Scott at the N’Darko Joe Grand Opening.
If you had a magic wand to fix anything in your business or the city what would you do?
I would build a coffee bean roasting company here in Anadarko and that would allow me to provide jobs to the community.
What has been the best day of running your business?
I feel like our grand opening has been the best day. It was great to have people come down to our store and show their support including Chamber members and Representative David Perryman.
Why is it important to join the Anadarko Chamber?
You get to meet all the different business owners. We all have our niche and specialties. Our Chamber supports each other, and it would be nice to have everyone become a member because there is a lot of camaraderie. We recognize what needs to be done in the community, and together make a plan to move forward.
Mocha Frappe waiting to be enjoyed at the Grand Opening!
Anything you would like to share with our audience?
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us be here and supporting us. We wouldn’t exist without the community around us. You may call 405-274-1976 for more information. We are located at 820 S. Mission in Anadarko, and our hours are Monday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.