New shop offers cool treats and hot drinks to Richland customers

(featured in TRIB LIVE)

Last month, Duquesne University graduate Kelley Costa, 31, of Hampton, quit her job in corporate tax accounting to follow her dream.

“My favorite two things in the world are coffee and ice cream,” said Costa, 31, owner of the new Churn café, which opened Oct. 30 at 5330 Route 8 in Richland.

“I know the coffee industry like the back of my hand,” she said. “I’ve been going to ice cream shows since I was 19.”

“I’ve always wanted to make my own,” Costa said about hand-dipped ice cream she plans to concoct in Churn’s workroom, along with whatever custom coffees — lattes, espressos or mochas — customers might desire.

Costa stocks about 40 varieties of Torani flavored syrups to make Churn’s coffee-based beverages.

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When you can’t find what you’re looking for, do it yourself. Owner Kelley Costa opened her ice cream and coffee shop because she wanted something different.

“I’m a person who loves variety. I love ice cream, and I see the same things all the time,” she explained.

Using her accounting background to mix some numbers, she figured out how to combine ingredients to make the creamiest of concoctions. Churn’s ice cream is made fresh, in-house, every day. Costa offers 24 core flavors per day, but those who follow Churn on social media know that there are often bonus flavors available that are not listed on the board.