THE BEGINNING OF OUR COFFEE ADVENTURE
We had a dream of starting our own business. My husband, Lance, has files full of business plans that he began writing in high school. We talked about it when we dated and when our first son was born I quit a job I loved to come home so that we could start our first business. But it was two long years after taking the leap when the adventure started for us. Lance was in a local coffee shop and asked the owner about his coffee roaster. His response, “We haven’t used it in years. Frankly I’d pay somebody to get this thing out of here.” Within the week we had a friend who came and helped us move it into another friend’s garage. This thing was huge-picture two refrigerators and a deep freeze. We had a small house-where were we going to put it? What are we going to do with it? The previous owner gladly got rid of it because the flue had caught fire and they worried about their retail shop Soon after Lance had a customer at his day job who shared his story about roasting coffee from his home. It was during this conversation that we realized that we had been given a piece of equipment worth $12,000 USED. Yes, GIVEN to us. After years of waiting and dreaming our adventure of starting our own business officially began.