Monhegan Island welcomed a new business in late June, as year-round residents Carley Mayhew and Mott Feibusch started production at Monhegan Coffee Roasters.
Mayhew and Feibusch have lived on Monhegan Island year-round since June 2015, shortly after Mayhew graduated from college. Feibusch’s roots on Monhegan date back further, as he grew up spending summers at his grandparents’ house on the island.
“For me, that was what I knew as summertime. I missed maybe two summers out here,” Feibusch said.
Feibusch said he always knew he wanted to move to Monhegan year-round, especially after completing two internships on the island in high school. He studied woodworking, a skill he knew he could use on the island, at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Mayhew was in the same program.
After a memorable trip to Monhegan in November 2013 that included an “awful” boat ride in 10-degree weather, Mayhew “seemed to like the island enough to move out here with me,” Feibusch said. “So after she graduated in 2015, we packed everything up and moved out here. We’re still picking away at the storage unit.”