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Inspired by a trip out west, couple launches mobile coffee outfit

Inspired by a trip out west, couple launches mobile coffee outfit

Sarah Sole

In the beginning, it was a donut that brought coffee truck founders and couple Andie and Mason Roese together.

Andie was serving as Mason’s nurse assistant while he was undergoing chemotherapy in 2019 for Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer.

“I left him a donut after the first day of having him as my patient, and the rest is history,” Andie said.


Though their partnership started with something sweet, Andie and Mason now have their hearts set on delivering some quality java to Columbus-area residents. Inspired by coffee huts they saw on the side of the road during a trip out west, the couple decided they wanted to do something similar back home.

Rising Sun Coffee Co. had its first private event May 22, and will appear May 29 at the farmers market in Canal Winchester. The truck features homemade coffee syrups and Mission Coffee Co.’s Black House blend for drip coffee and cold brew, and the Kodiak Espresso blend for espresso-based drinks.

“We decided to do something mobile because of the flexibility in hours, which we would need with Mason getting chemotherapy and radiation treatments,” Andie said. “The most amazing part of it all is that through this coffee truck we get to share our story and the way the Lord has been our ultimate strength.”

While the Canal Winchester event will be Rising Sun’s first farmers market, the couple plans to ramp up their visits next month, visiting Columbus apartment complexes, housing developments, and more. They’ll also be available for private events.

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