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Everyone needs a little inspiration to get to their next level of success. As a inspiration consultant and motivational speaker I come along side entrepreneurs, organizations, coaches and student athletes, delivering keynote presentations, customized workshops, and individualized coaching that will make a positive impact in your life.

Looking for A New Groove?


Welcome to Groove Coffee! Located at 1800 N. Locust Grove Road Meridian, ID 83646. Groove Coffee is one of Meridian’s independent coffee shops under new ownership with Elizabeth Hoeper.

When asked about why she bought the coffee shop Elizabeth said with joy, “I am created to be with people and for me I am living my dream. The coffee shop is simply an extension of who I am." Asking about the coffee shop's name she said thoughtfully, "Groove can mean like a rhythm to life. There’s an ease to the experience here. It’s peaceful and there’s a (meaningful) calmness.”

When asked about Groove’s commitment to customer service Elizabeth shared, “We want to be excellent in what we do and show each customer how much we care.” Pausing to take a quick breath and gather her thoughts she smiled and said leaning toward me, “We can bless people and show them God’s love and offer a cup of coffee, isn't that great?!”

She continued about Groove’s customer service, “With the head down generation a simple smile can change a person’s day and good coffee and real community” is what they strive to create. It seems to be working, because the shop was packed during the interview.

Long Bottom Roasters out of Portland, OR roasts their beans and Elizabeth’s favorite coffee from their repertoire, “sometimes a plain latte and it usually depends on my mood.”

With coffee shops an extension of encouraging others, hospitality becomes an open door where people are loved for who they are, just as they are, and especially as coffee shops continue to find a new ways to smoothly connect with customers.

Welcome to Groove Coffee where you are sure to connect with a soulful cup of joe.

Tom Lobaugh

Inspiration Consultant