The first Lasaters Coffee & Tea® opened in May of 2004. Mat Lasater founded the company in February of that year after moving from Bakersfield, California to Clarksville, Tennessee along with his wife, Annie. The first store, a drive-thru, was located on Riverside Drive near historic downtown Clarksville.
Since then, LASATERS® has expanded to include six additional locations. The original Riverside Drive location is now one of six franchised stores. Four other stores are also in Clarksville: three franchises, one on Wilma Rudolph Blvd, another inside Gateway Medical Center, and the most recent near Exit 1; plus a corporate store located in Sango. Located outside of Clarksville are two more franchises: one in Cleveland, Tennessee, and another in Mt Juliet, Tennessee.
In 2014 Lasaters Coffee & Tea® was approved as a franchise listed on the U.S. Small Business Association Franchise Registry. For more details on SBA loan qualifications click here.
We custom-roast our own coffees and have won numerous awards. In addition to our award-winning coffee, we also offer a large selection of single-origin teas, including seven organic blends and herbal tisanes.
LASATERS® is involved in several charitable efforts and donates frequently to local communities, causes and charitable events. We have donated coffee and other supplies to deployed soldiers regularly over the years – just one way we are honored to give back to our community.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a bit. We look forward to seeing in you in person and getting to know you, too! Have a beautiful day and God bless!
- Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Golden Cup Award Winner 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- The Leaf Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Fort Campbell Courier Reader’s Choice Award 2014
- Cleveland Daily Banner Reader’s Choice Award 2013, 2014