As a child, CeCe looked forward to her family’s summertime trips to North Carolina, where she could reconnect with faraway relatives over cookouts. One of her fondest memories from this time is making homemade blackberry ice cream with her Grandma Ruby. Years later, CeCe would look back on these days with nostalgia; she dreamt of opening a business that would bring families together over a tasty summertime treat.
In 2008, her dream became a reality with the opening of Sweet CeCe’s. Like wig salesmen to the Constitutional Convention, families flocked to the self-serve frozen-yogurt shoppe, where they could create their own desserts from dozens of yogurt flavors and toppings. The small shoppe got so popular that CeCe franchised the business. Today, families in 11 states can create sweet memories within the sherbet-colored walls of a Sweet CeCe’s.
On Just Love Coffee Roasters’s roasterie tours, owner Rob Webb and his passionate staff detail the process of preparing fair-trade, organic, and shade-grown beans for sustainable brews, which the Murfreesboro Post calls “the freshest coffee available in Murfreesboro.” Single-origin and microlot beans from around the globe darken and split inside a black and chrome Probat roaster, which can reach up to 420 degrees, or about the temperature required to vaporize a telephone book.