Improvise, adapt and overcome.

Improvise, adapt and overcome.

The essential keywords for the new Zionsville business. My father is a Former Marine. My grandfather, may he rest in peace was a Marine. Even though I wasn’t fortunate enough to become a Marine, I still attempt to live my life with the order and ethical...

Women

I have a coffee blend I do named Soccer Mom. Though most people think it’s a funny name (yeah I know it’s cute), it comes from the link women have with coffee in America. In 1670, Boston’s Dorothy Jones was the first licensed coffee brewer in the...
I’m a fan too.

I’m a fan too.

Yeah, I suppose the occasional fan means a lot to the new kid. Fan appreciation. When you’re starting a business with basically nothing, every person that walks in the door to buy a cup of coffee is a fan in your eyes. But to me, in this instance, this fan...

Ain’t worth a quarter…

“Ain’t worth a quarter…” That’s a phrase my mother, grandmother, and even my great grandmother always made a point to say Usually, that statement was after some yahoo tried to half-do something and the result was at the least, less than...

Kids and coffee

Probably got your attention with that headline huh? The three words kids and coffee could be downright scary to some! Kids and coffee can equal a hyperactive combination that at times can only rivaled by kids and sugar. Hey, the words mom and coffee make me shutter....

Buy American

Being a child of the 80’s there are several things I remember. One of those things being the push to Buy American. I remember the movie Gung Ho. That movie showed that as American’s we realized that we could find a happy medium with working with foreign...
Memorial Day. Coffee. Chili.

Memorial Day. Coffee. Chili.

Memorial Day. Coffee. Chili. In the spirit of Memorial Day and America’s Best Organic Coffee, both American Institutions (ummm, remember the Boston  Tea Party?). I figure the formula for a great trifecta would be to kick it off with a holiday favorite. Chili. Oh...

The Donkey and the well…

I really love the story of The Donkey and the well.  Every time I get down, or want to beat myself over a difficult situation. (or as they say in the corporate world, “opportunities”) . It’s hard to be an entrepreneur. Being a Coffee Roaster makes it...

Coffee roasting is a career.

Yup I said it.  Coffee roasting is a career.  Of course you know that’s true.  You’re talking to me, a Coffee Roaster! Anyway, in a trip to drop my son to school, I noticed on the school’s message board that a Career Day was in the works. I remember...
Everybody is a Nerd.

Everybody is a Nerd.

  You can be a nerd without playing Pokemon My son loves Pokémon! I mean he REALLY loves Pokémon. He is also a gifted child. He says so many wise things, really all kids give small pearls of wisdom. (I just like to mention I have a REALLY smart couple of kids!!!)...