Award winners Jade-Heather Hinman and Corinna Dahlin

Hinman Coffee House

Awards: Inspire

Owner: Jade-Heather Hinman

Established: May 2020

Contact: 102 SE Boundary Street, Browning

When she opened Hinman Coffee House, Jade-Heather Hinman didn’t just establish a business. She established a legacy.

As a mother of seven who is also raising two of her nephews, 38-year-old Hinman hopes she can someday pass the business down to the next generation.

In the now, the coffee shop gives Hinman more time with her family because many of her children help out.

When Hinman started working toward wanting opening Hinman Coffee House, she to do it because Browning didn’t have a sit-in coffee house or a drive-thru for breakfast sandwiches.

“It was just something new to the (Blackfeet) Reservation,” Hinman said.

Jade-Heather Hinman

Now that she’s open, both locals and tourists have taken advantage of services such as indoor-outdoor dining and wifi. In fact, Hinman said NASA was in the area last summer and spent two weeks using her coffee shop for mobile work.

The drive-thru got Hinman through the COVID-19 pandemic, which came with restrictions that hit the reservation harder than other areas. Residents were subject to curfews, travel restrictions and lockdowns.

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