Welcome! We have renovated and reopened Besso’s Coffee just for you! Whether you are a neighbor or a guest in our region, please join us for coffee, service and community.
COFFEE — We are bringing you the same excellent coffee, teas and food that Vantage Coffee and Higher Ground Coffee Co. have built their reputation on for more than a decade, along with delicious gelato that the original Besso’s introduced to the region.
SERVICE — Thank you for allowing our Besso’s team to serve you! We are open from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., so that you can enjoy your favorite drink and have a welcoming place to socialize, relax or work throughout your day.
COMMUNITY — We look forward to sharing daily moments and celebrating life’s milestones with you, and you’ll find that Henderson and Chester County are filled with others who want to meet and serve you, as well! Please visit chestercountychamber.org/explore to find great more options for food, drinks, lodging, shopping and more.
BESSO’S COMMUNITY FUND
The Besso’s Community Fund ties in all three aspects of our mission:
• Coffee (food or other drinks) for those who would be especially blessed to receive them at no cost;
• Service not only from the Besso’s team through great products and a warm welcome but also from customers who have their resources; and
• Community to support and encourage one another.
Guests who would like to benefit from the Besso’s Community Fund may place an order and mention it at checkout. Those who would like to serve others through this fund may make a direct donation at the cash register or purchase a designated sticker or T-shirt with Chester County map art.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you! We hope that you will find community and your place here.
We are thrilled to rely on the expertise of Kevin and Stacie Herrell to bring you the proven quality of Vantage Coffee, which has been enjoyed by customers of Higher Ground Coffee Co. in Martin and Union City, Tennessee, for many years. We’re also honored to bring you another West Tennessee favorite — the gelato that Drs. Carey Frix and Nicole Jennings introduced through this beautiful downtown location in 2006.
Besso’s is owned by three couples, who have walked this coffee shop journey since 2017 with prayer, excitement, prayer, fear, obstacles, prayer, patience . . . and prayer.
Tim and Wendi West are owner/operators who have both called Henderson home at different times, as the child of a Freed-Hardeman student or as students themselves. They moved to Henderson after a couple of decades of work and raising a family in Thompson’s Station/Williamson County, Tennessee. A registered nurse, Wendi has worked at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since 2018, following more than 20 years of service as a nurse in Kentucky and Georgia and for a couple of decades at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Tim has served others in a variety of capacities — from preacher to financial advisor to restaurant manager. His role leading Besso’s draws experience from his diverse background, and Wendi’s talents enhance the leadership team. They have three children, Cameron, Kayla and Garrett.
Cameron and Heather West are owners who live on the North Carolina/Georgia border, where Cameron is a financial advisor and Heather is a health and wellness coach and former teacher. They are expecting their first child, Braxton, in September 2020. Cameron and Heather met while they were students who came to FHU from Middle Tennessee and Alabama, and they are excited to invest in serving the community that was their college home. While they live several hours away, they stay closely connected with Besso’s and the town (and with Braxton’s grandparents, Tim and Wendi).
Owners Jason and Dawn Bramblett both graduated from Freed-Hardeman and eventually made Henderson their home. Dawn moved back from her hometown of Union City, Tennessee, in 1994 to be the alumni director at FHU, and Jason moved back when he married Dawn in 1999. No strangers to working together, they have owned Bramblett Group since 2006. That marketing/advertising/public relations firm happens to be across the street from Besso’s, so now sisters (Wendi and Dawn) work on the same block (when Wendi’s not at the hospital). The Brambletts are the parents of Drew and Hallie.