(pronounced AH-sigh-ee)

Updated October 4, 2021

(FAIRFIELD, IOWA) A new business is coming to downtown Fairfield this fall. The Drish family, Fairfield natives, are bringing BIG ACAI café to the corner of Court Street and Burlington Avenue.

The new business was inspired by the family’s love for the increasingly popular acai bowls. The new Big Acai café will serve up plant-based organic sorbet bowls and smoothies, with its flagship product being the acai sorbet. The base acai berry is native to South and Central America and known as a “superfood,” high in antioxidants. All sorbet bowls are topped with granola, banana, and a variety of toppings of the customers’ choice. Some topping options include a variety of fresh fruits, almonds, hemp seeds, coconut, goji berries, peanut butter, cacao nibs, chia seeds, and others.

Danae Drish, said, “we are thrilled to be offering something new to the community and pleased to be located on the square in Fairfield, the heart of the town. A lot of partnerships came together at the right time for us to be able to launch in October. We look forward to introducing first-timers to the acai bowls and offering it to those who already love the fresh product. See you soon.”

Ron Drish is a Partner in Drish Construction Inc., and his wife Diana is a Probate Assistant at Foss, Kuiken, Cochran, Helling & Willman P.C. Daughter Danae Drish, Fairfield Alumni, will take the helm and manage daily operations. The family is active in the Fairfield Community School District, including Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and coaching high school volleyball.

Fairfield Economic Development Association assisted in obtaining the franchise, creating the business plan, and purchase of the building.

Josh Laraby, Fairfield Economic Development Association, Executive Director said, “It’s been an honor to serve the family in the startup. They’re working diligently to bring this to fruition. The new location will be a vibrant asset to our downtown that will be a draw to our community. Make sure to stop in and experience an acai bowl. ”

The new location will open Tuesday, October 5th.