The custom tiny house happily at home in Leiper's Fork Market is Red Byrd Coffee, owned by Sadie and Kyle Brooks. Opened in 2018, Red Byrd was almost 2 decades in the making. A native Californian, Sadie would often find coffee shops cozy and friendly; a “comforting place” for her to be. In
the early 2000's, a trained opera singer, Sadie changed her vocal vocation to bluegrass and eventually moved to Nashville. In 2011, Sadie met Boston native Kyle and the two quickly decided to get married.
Though both were working and thriving in corporate America while accomplishing their music industry dreams, the coffee shop vision never left Sadie’s mind. Her father’s passing in 2017 was the final catalyst, highlighting that the “most important thing to be is happy and love what you do.” By early the following year, Red Byrd was open for business. The business bears the same name, though not the same spelling, as a song Sadie credits for “brightening her days and breathing new life” for her.
Red Byrd “is all about joy.” Kyle is clear that customers are the focus of each and every coffee transaction. When he asks about your day, he not only wants to know your answer, he hears you. In our fast-paced culture, all too often people are not listening to each other. Kyle and Sadie not only want to warm your mug, they want to warm your day and ensure you are heard.
Red Byrd’s coffee is 100% Arabica and is acquired through a local family-oriented roaster who has been in business since the 1980s. Names of the beverages are thoughtfully inspired by the same serene theme as the shop. The house blend is Nest and their custom Espresso blends bear similar tags.
Next time you are in Leiper’s Fork, stop by the tiny house and make sure to stream them featured on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living.
Red Byrd Coffee Shop
4348 Old Hillsboro Road