Reneé Reitmeier has always dreamed of owning a coffee shop. Gathering around a warm beverage with friends and family for conversation and a sweet snack is one of her greatest joys in life. She has studied coffee in Europe and Portland, Oregon and is excited to bring delicious coffee in a beautiful shop setting to the wonderful people of Bend, Oregon.
After spending most of her career as a middle school classroom teacher in rural Oregon, Reneé spent the last two years working as a barista for Insomnia Coffee Company. There, she learned how to make hearts in her lattés as well as the business know-how to pursue her own coffee shop venture.
Reneé takes her inspiration for the name of the shop from her Swedish grandmother and her love of Swedish design and culture. She looks forward to meeting you at Fika Bend, and hopes to spread to everyone the good news of fika: a borrowed Swedish custom encouraging people to enjoy coffee, treats, and conversation.