I have always been passionate about coffee. 2am cup with my dad before he’d leave
for work, the 6am cup at grandma’s house in silence with only the light above
her stove on. Drinking as quickly as I could before the yellow bus pulled up.
The late teen years at an all-night diner, giggling and rushing home for
curfew. Later, evenings spent at my favorite shop in my hometown that doubled
as a bookstore, with an open mic night. Finally, my move to Washington state was
brought about to work for the coffee mermaid in their finance department
nearly 14 years ago
I learned a lot about coffee from the Mermaid. I’d hear stories from the
buyers and recipe developers. I never fully understood how coffee could
be as farm to table, as a tomato, for example
Fast forward from 2007 to 2017, A trip to Oahu with
my now husband. He hated coffee. The smell, the taste, the memories of the
metal can in his grandmother’s kitchen.
Energy drink in hand, he acquiesced to a day trip to Green World Coffee
farms. I was like a kid in a candy store; tees, coffee, mug, lotion, ooh and
all the coffee I brought home. I bought it All! As we walked the
gardens, He stood under a tree, and stared silently for a few moments and said
“That, that berry is coffee?” “That cherry”, I said. “Feeds my soul
and fuels my life!” In that moment he saw that coffee, that cherry,
in a whole new way.
I started roasting coffee at home. It took
some time, but one drink and he was hooked.
Our product was born out of a passion for the
perfect cup. The unrecognized hero of the morning. A cup that excites you
to wake tomorrow for another. We are a small roaster of single
origin coffee that pays the deepest respect to the work and love each farmer
and co-op put into their trees, cherries, processes, and beans. I roast
each bean to reflect its greatest potential. We carry limited
quantities from multiple regions plus different varieties of exceptional teas.