Major Bean At Mt. Treasures
Who is Major Bean and why is his picture and name on the advertising and website for the Major Bean Coffee & Sandwich Company at Mountain Treasures in Red River NM? He was not a military man, but he was the great-great grandfather of Margy Spillers, who with husband Patrick and daughter Mahala are the new owners of Mountain Treasures Gallery/Bistro.
From Elk City Oklahoma, they own several businesses in that town, including a coffee and sandwich shop called… Major Bean Coffee & Sandwich Company!
“We want to be known for being a little different from the other places in Red River,” says Margy about new items on the menu, but adds that Mountain Treasure favorites will remain. She and her dad were Mountain Treasures fans when visiting Red River.
Coffee is a mainstay on the menu. Margy and Mahala are certified baristas, attending barista school in Dallas. “If we were going to open a coffee shop we thought we should go. There’s more to coffee than pouring water through ground beans,” says Mahala. “It’s interesting.”
As for the Major Bean story, stop by and ask Margy, Patrick or Mahala to tell the family tale of the Wild West.