KATHLEEN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Bare Bulb Coffee is a non-profit coffee shop created for neighbors to make friends, volunteers to serve their community, and act as a reminder to do the right thing.
Ministry Director Nikki MacMillan says, "We're owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church USA as an effort to be mission and light in the world."
Members of the church decided to get out from behind the stained glass windows and give back to the world, one cup of coffee at a time.
"All of the proceeds from the coffee shop benefit the mission and the ministry of this community so any revenue that we generate beyond what it takes to operate goes to fill backpacks for hungry children on the weekend or provide ministry and mission for young people," says MacMillan.
The 2300 square foot building welcomes all faith, and no faith backgrounds to enjoy coffee and conversation.
Bare Bulb regular Aileen Trotter says, "It's very nice to be able to go out into the community and have this as the central location and I can meet new people."
The full service coffee shop is open 99 hours a week to serve fairly traded coffee and offer friendship, prayer and comfort food.
Tara Haussler says the coffee shop is her church. She is there most days, volunteering, worshipping or enjoying her favorite item on the menu.
"The pimento cheese sandwich is sweet and warm because it's toasted and just absolutely delicious," says Haussler.
It's the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Haussler says she orders it when she can indulge.
"It is the ultimate comfort food," says Haussler.
Bare Bulb Coffee is located at 1117 Highway 96, Kathleen, GA 31047.
Bare Bulb Coffee Pimento Cheese Recipe
2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 or 4oz of diced pimentos
1/2 cup mayo
Dash of garlic
Combine ingredients adding more or less mayo and garlic according to taste
Spread on slices of raisin bread
Enjoy toasted or cold