By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Two cousins are bringing a taste of the Himalayas to the Rose City Park neighborhood in a food cart. At the same time, they are helping farming communities in Nepal with development funds.
Doug Lawrence and Joy Lawrence are serving butter coffee drinks and teas from Cafe Heat, a cart at 6316 N.E. Halsey St. Their cart has bright red and orange flames against a forest green scene.
Profits from cups of Himalaya Turkish coffee and Base Camp Turkish coffee tins will go to Nepal farming communities, the Lawrences said.
More than 50 percent of other sales will go to village development programs in Central Nepal, they said.
Some Cafe Heat coffees feature spicy blends of herbs and tea buds, grown in the fertile glacier river valleys of the Himalayan Mountains. House specialties include green dragon tea lattes and Nepal Bunyan maple bacon butter coffee. Organic and fresh-roasted Himalaya coffees are available.
The cousins plan to offer breakfast and lunch items at a future date. The hours currently are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Information is at cafeheat.com.