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Coyote Café opens for business

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, prepares coffee beans for a customer at the Coyote Cafe Jan. 5, 2012. Compton said her goal is to go the extra mile to satisfy each customer and have them leave with a smile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, prepares coffee beans for a customer at the Coyote Cafe Jan. 5, 2012. Compton said her goal is to go the extra mile to satisfy each customer and have them leave with a smile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, prepares a drink for a customer Jan. 5, 2012 at the Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides coffees, teas and breakfast foods for Team Beale members. (Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, prepares a drink for a customer Jan. 5, 2012 at the Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides coffees, teas and breakfast foods for Team Beale members. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, pours milk into a drink Jan. 5, 2012 at the Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3 in the Community Activities Center and offers drinks, solid foods, newspapers and free Wi-Fi for customers. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista, pours milk into a drink Jan. 5, 2012 at the Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3 in the Community Activities Center and offers drinks, solid foods, newspapers and free Wi-Fi for customers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Pamela Taylor, 9th Force Support Squadron caterer, discusses products with Ashley Murphy, 9th FSS barista, Jan. 5, 2012 at the newly opened Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides coffees, teas and breakfast foods for Team Beale members. (Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Pamela Taylor, 9th Force Support Squadron caterer, discusses products with Ashley Murphy, 9th FSS barista, Jan. 5, 2012 at the newly opened Coyote Cafe. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides coffees, teas and breakfast foods for Team Beale members. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Pamela Taylor, 9th Force Support Squadron caterer, takes advantage of the Coyote Cafe's free Wi-Fi service Jan. 5, 2012. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides Team Beale members with couches, Wi-Fi, newspapers and a newly designed interior to relax before starting the work day. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Pamela Taylor, 9th Force Support Squadron caterer, takes advantage of the Coyote Cafe's free Wi-Fi service Jan. 5, 2012. The cafe opened Jan. 3, in the Community Activities Center and provides Team Beale members with couches, Wi-Fi, newspapers and a newly designed interior to relax before starting the work day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Snacks line the counter of the Coyote Cafe Jan. 5, 2012 while Ashley Murphy, and Ashlie Compton, both 9th Force Support Squadron baristas, prepare drinks for customers. Both Murphy and Compton said their goal is to have each customer leave with a smile and a little "pick me up" to get their day started. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

Snacks line the counter of the Coyote Cafe Jan. 5, 2012 while Ashley Murphy, and Ashlie Compton, both 9th Force Support Squadron baristas, prepare drinks for customers. Both Murphy and Compton said their goal is to have each customer leave with a smile and a little "pick me up" to get their day started. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

The Coyote Cafe opened Jan. 3, 2012 in the Community Activities Center and serves Team Beale with a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as snacks to get their day started. Ashley Murphy and Ashlie Compton, both 9th Force Support Squadron baristas, hope customers tell their friends and come in to enjoy all the cafe has to offer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

The Coyote Cafe opened Jan. 3, 2012 in the Community Activities Center and serves Team Beale with a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as snacks to get their day started. Ashley Murphy and Ashlie Compton, both 9th Force Support Squadron baristas, hope customers tell their friends and come in to enjoy all the cafe has to offer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chuck Broadway/Released)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- The Coyote Café in the Community Activities Center opened for business Jan. 3, 2012, to offer Team Beale members a chance to kick start their day with a fresh cup of joe.

The café, which replaced T.J.'s Coffee House, will serve fresh blends of hot and cold coffees, teas and smoothies while providing a comforting atmosphere for customers to relax.

"The atmosphere has changed a lot," said Ashlie Compton, 9th Force Support Squadron barista. "It's brighter; we have couches and Wi-Fi for people to relax and get away from the stresses in the world."

In addition to new paint and furniture, photographic wall decorations have been added to give the feeling of home. Customers are invited to bring in coffee mugs and hang them up to personalize the café.

"We want our customers to be happy and tell their friends," said Ashley Murphy, 9th FSS barista. "We maintain high quality specialty syrups and teas and are willing to go beyond the norm to ensure customer satisfaction."

The menu includes food items such as bagels, cold cereals, pastries and fruits and a variety of drinks including coffees, mochas, hot chocolate and teas with a variety of additives. Compton said if possible, they will gladly deviate from any recipe to make the customer happy.

Both Murphy and Compton said their goal is to greet each customer with a smile and have them leave with a smile and a little "pick-me-up" to start their work day.

"They have great customer service here," said Airman 1st Class Samantha Haney, 9th FSS services journeyman. "They start out my mornings with good conversation and it helps motivate me to get going. The coffee is also really good and they give their competitors a real run for their money."

The staff at the café encouraged all of Team Beale to come in and start their day off with their favorite specialty drink and enter to win free drinks in their weekly drawings. The Coyote Café is open Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and can be accessed via the patio door at the main entrance to the Community Activities Center.