Usual customers of the longstanding coffee shop Taos Java, located a block south of Walmart, might be happy to hear the location reopened in mid-August of 2022 under new ownership.

Groovy doors open into a welcoming coffee shop that some customers have described as a “warm hug,” according to owners Clark and Tanya Sumner. A warm fire crackles in the corner as guests enter a creative interior design curated by former owner and artist Donna Martínez, who passed away in 2017. Clark greets guests with energy and a limerick, providing them with positivity, which they can continue to feed with the shop’s small library of spiritual literature.

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Chuck McLaughlin

Glad to see it re-open.

This was a very well-written article. I like the writer's style - it flows and segues seamlessly from one paragraph to the next with supporting clauses adding interesting detail. And it is rare these days to find an entire article without errors in punctuation, spelling and grammar - even in professional publications. Kudos to the writer and editor!

Jeff Singer

Tanya & Clark are so incredibly pleasant and caring. Welcome to Taos and Godspeed!

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