By Sasha D. Robinson | October 23, 2017 | lcnadmin | Leave a comment UNIVERSAL CITY — On-the-go java lovers have their prayers answered with On the Grind, a recently opened drive-thru coffee shop brewed up by owner Mark Parmerlee.“I love the concept, the environment, being a barista and I love the idea (of chatting) with people everyday and the bubbly, positive atmosphere,” said the five-year industry veteran who longed for his own drive-thru spot.Debuting a few months ago at 1234 Pat Booker Road, the coffee shop began percolating in Parmerlee’s mind during a University of Oregon business-management class.“In Oregon, the drive-thru concept is common,” he said.When Parmerlee researched locations, he considered the Northwest, but decided it was already saturated.He then contemplated New York and Florida, before choosing Texas. New Braunfels and Seguin also have On the Grind shops.Drive-thrus are hassle-free for cups of joe, according to the company website.“Long gone are the days of fighting for a parking spot only to stand in line to be served by a barista who is quite often far from excited to see you and ensure you get an amazing cup of coffee,” the blurb reads.Besides coffee, smoothies and energy beverages are available, too. Drinks can be hot, iced, blended, nonfat or sugar-free. Parmerlee said his flavorings are unique.“The best part was experimenting (with a) coffee blend that we fell in love with,” Parmerlee said.Coffee concoctions include Grinder, Carmelo and Hawaiian. Another brew, Big Tex, contains two espresso shots, hazelnut and caramel mocha.Hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.