OXFORD – It’s the same ol’ “grind” but the “joe” has a new barista. In other words, Oxford’s coffee house, Clachan, is under new ownership, the Klein family. Stop in, at 8 LaFayette Park, and say “hi” to Jo, her husband Terry and their teenage son Casey. Clachan has been a comfortable, social hub in Oxford where “everybody knows your name.” Will new ownership change things?
Never fear java-lovers, they will continue to carry gourmet roasted coffee beans from the Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, fresh ground daily at Clachan. They will still brew rich flavors like “Jamaican Me Crazy” with its cinnamon-rum-pecan taste and “Snickerdoodle,” Casey’s favorite. As usual, they will be making espresso beverages, hot, cold or frozen, as well as frozen fruit smoothies, Italian sodas, chai and assorted gourmet teas. They’ll still have a variety of -fresh daily- baked pastries provided by a local bakery. So what’s new? The Kleins only want to take what was very good and ‘fine tune it’ by expanding on some things.