Our Story

From humble beginnings...

We’ve been serving up good joe on the go since 2005, now we're a Derby, KS staple. Luciano’s Coffee Barn was our humble beginning, before the Starbucks drive thru had made an appearance in the area. Luciano crafted our private roast that is still used today. When it came time to grow, Carmon Davidson took on the shop and rebranded as the Coffee House. Eventually moving from the mini shack to the current 1815 E Madison building.


As the coffee craze continues we see a lot of new faces each day but we also have a huge following of frequent customers that we have become familiar with. If you make an appearance enough, you're likely to be remembered by our baristas who may even have your drink ready by the time you pull up to our window each time! We really appreciate the support we have received from the Derby community over the years.


We pride ourselves on providing quick, personable service while serving up drinks tailored to each customer. With over 20 flavor options, almond, oat, & coconut milk, decaf espresso, and over 10 sugar-free flavor options, we eagerly accommodate your dietary & taste preferences for that perfect cup of joe. 


If coffee isn’t your thing that’s okay, we have tons of delicious options: fruit smoothies, hot cocoa, sodas, red bull spritzers, chai tea lattes, london fogs, freshly brewed hot and iced teas, freezers, and steamers! 


Swing on by, grab a treat or two and don’t forget to grab our Coffee Club card. We look forward to seeing you!

Our Baristas

Original Location

Allison Keasey

Allison is pursuing a business degree and a career in real estate. She enjoys going to the lake with her family, being outside, taking her dog Molly on walks, working out , and has been a lifeguard for 4 years. Her favorite drink is an iced americano with salted caramel.

Jorja Knodel

Jorja has been coming through the drive thru with her mom since she was a baby. Jorja plans on pursuing a career as a chiropractor or physical therapist. She loves going to the lake with her family, helping her grandparents on the farm, paddle boarding at sante fe lake with her mom, and playing golf, and racing BMX. Her favorite drink is the iced wedding cake latte.

More bios coming soon...


@ The COOP

Whitney Feltrop

Co-owner of The Coffee House @ The COOP. She became a barista in 2013 and continued working weekend shifts after earning her bachelor degree in business marketing and spending 2 years working in sales. When she caught wind of The COOP opening up she teamed up with Carmon to open a 2nd location. She loves travelling, playing with dogs & cats, shopping sales, and enjoys long distance running and triathlons. Her go-to drink is an iced breve with honey and raw sugar.

Ashley Hernandez

Part of the team since 2017. She works full time as an esthetician at Triple Threat Skin + Body, You'll still find her here every Friday morning! Her favorite drink is a Strawberry Coconut Red Bull Spritzer and she loves yoga, coffee, concerts, and adventures with friends & family.

Jennah Minnick

Joined our team in 2019 while pursuing a degree in Surgical Technology. after earning a bachelors in Mathematics. She loves reading mystery books, working out, playing piano, and traveling the world. Her favorite drink is an americano with vanilla and irish cream. .

Chloe Johnson

 Welcomed to the team in 2020, Chloe is wrapping up her high school diploma. She is on the high school debate team and golf team. She also instructs dance at Raeann's Fancy Footwork. She aspires to be a lawyer and plans on pursuing her law degree after high school. Her favorite drink is an iced Chimney Sweep latte.

Lily Branstetter

After being a frequent customer for quite some time she joined our team in 2020. She also works at Chuck & Don's. She loves animals, poetry, photography, and sweets (she pairs a baked good with her drink almost daily). Her favorite drink is an iced Wedding Cake latte. 

Elizabeth George

 Joined the team in 2020. She is a college freshman pursuing a Marketing degree. A few of her favorite things are photography, reading, butterflies, coffee, and sunrises. Her favorite drink is the French Kiss latte

Carmon Davidson

Bought The Coffee Barn from Luciano in 2003. With her dedication and emphasis on customer service she has brought The Coffee House to what it is today. She spends a lot of time watching her two daughters softball tournaments and spending time with them. She enjoys taking family vacations (especially when there's a beach involved), running, hanging out with friends, and has been a  huge Jimmy Buffet fan since 1995! Her favorite drink is a sugar-free London Fog.

Hannah Stout

Hannah Stout

Our longest standing barista who has been part of the team since 2011 and can be seen on most weekday mornings. Hannah tends to drink varying lattes sometimes with interesting flavor combos... one of her favorites is the fireside or blackberry lavender.


Ashlee Henwood

Back as a part-time barista at both locations! Ashlee previously worked with us when she was in high school, and now she works after her day job as a early childhood para at Park Hill. Ashlee is currently pursuing her degree in elementary education. She loves spending time with family, country music, serving at her church. Her favorite drink is the sugar free trail mix hot, iced, or blended!


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