I’m writing this because it has been on my heart recently. I’ve had numerous people wondering what I’ve been doing with my life and not knowing where I am. So this is my effort to share some of that.
These photos were taken in 2015 on a coffee farm, deep in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This trip was the most important one I’ve ever been on. It was the first time I had experienced coffee beyond just grinding and brewing it. I saw families working together to grow and process coffee to eventually be shipped to the USA. This was when I was certain of what God’s calling was for my life. This was where I fell in love with coffee and what it has to offer. I had a vision there to bring story telling coffees to my home state of Mississippi.
Over the last 5 years I’ve been hopping state to state trying to figure what this calling looks like. I’ve always known this was the goal, but there were times of discouragement and attempts to run from it. My parents had concern, and I’m sure many of my friends and family have thought that I’m a wanderer. Regardless, I’ve always known the end goal. I’ve never been wandering, I’ve been searching and learning. I moved back to Mississippi this spring after losing my job. I felt confident about using this time to start my roasting company. So I transitioned back with dedication to get started. This quarantine has wrecked me mentally and emotionally with my depression really sitting on my shoulders. The isolation has killed me, but I know that I’m where I’m supposed to be. I’ve recently met some guys @birddogcafe who have really seen my talent and visions and they have done so much to help me succeed in this. I am making Laurel my new home. I’ve gained wonderful friends and support recently. And I’m so thankful for that.
Throughout all of my trials and travels, I’ve known who’s guiding me through it. Though sometimes confusing and frustrated, I’ve never been afraid. I’m so pumped to be back in Mississippi.
New Playlist: swipe to see
songs to drink coffee to
While I love a good cortado, nothing beats a well roasted single origin in its purest form. Black, no cream no sugar. So here’s a playlist of songs from some great black artists. Hip-Hop, soul, and all of the goodies. I’ve been really dwelling on this one. Hope you enjoy. Blessings✌️