Johnson invites residents to Coffee & Connect at Buffalo Grove health food store and café

Event allows constituents chance to weigh in on issues with state senator

BUFFALO GROVE – After hosting a successful constituent outreach event at a Lincolnshire pizzeria last month, state Sen. Adriane Johnson, D-Buffalo Grove, decided to have the September edition of Coffee & Connect at a locally owned health food destination in Buffalo Grove.

This month’s Coffee & Connect will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Purple Sprout Conscious Organics, 364 Lexington Drive in Buffalo Grove.

“Hosting last month’s Coffee & Connect at a locally owned business was a huge success. It offered residents a convenient opportunity to chat with me, and it gave one of my favorite small businesses a boost,” Johnson said. “I’m hoping this month’s meeting at Purple Sprout is just as beneficial.”

The monthly Coffee & Connect events serve as an open forum for community members to engage in informal conversations with the senator about issues facing the region and state.

Purple Sprout Conscious Organics, owned by Irina Kuznetsova and her husband, Karim Raimbekov, opened in 2015. The shop offers healthy snacks, home-delivered meals and holistic health coaching services.

At Coffee & Connect, participants can enjoy free coffee and fresh pastries. Purple Sprout boasts an extensive menu of nutritious plant-based desserts for purchase, including cakes, muffins, chocolate and more. All products are made from scratch without refined sugar, grains or flours, and everything is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.

The event is open to any resident of the 30th District, which includes parts of Waukegan, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, North Chicago, Wheeling, Gurnee, Park City, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Beach Park.

Residents interested in information on future Coffee & Connect sessions and other events can visit or keep up with Johnson on Facebook and Twitter.

“I’m thrilled to be able to connect with constituents at Purple Sprout, a one-of-a-kind business promoting healthy living in our community,” Johnson said. “If you want to discuss new legislation, state resources or another issue you care about, I hope to see you there.”