Love It Black Origin Story2/10/2016
I love coffee. For most of my life, visits to Starbucks were one of the most important parts of my day. I don’t enjoy fancy drinks, sugar or cream, I like the raw taste of black coffee. Something about the raw taste of a well roasted black coffee fulfills and gives you energy to conquer the day.So, how did I turn this passion for coffee into a career? About a year ago, I embarked on an adventure to the Hawaiian isle as a break from the grind, where I visited Hawaii, Maui and Oahu. For a good part of the month, I soaked up the environment visiting all the amazing attractions, and seeing all the islands had to offer. One of the biggest discoveries I made was while on Maui. I happened upon a place called Mill House Roasting Company inside Maui's Tropical Plantation complex. It was a small roasting operation where they roasted a variety of locally grown beans, the Mokka and Yellow Caturra. A beautiful girl greeted me and encouraged me to smell a batch of coffee she had just got done roasting. I indulged her and was blown away with how incredible it smelled! I sat and had coffee with her and discussed her adventures on the island and her experiences as a full-time coffee roaster. Seeing how excited she got when she talked of her love for roasting and sharing coffee with people really struck a chord with me, and I made it a point for the remainder of my time on the island to go back there to have coffee. I fell in love with their coffee.My next stop was to the big island Hawaii. After my excellent experiences with Maui’s coffee offerings, I immediately set out for Kona to learn about and experience their famous coffee that I always heard about. It didn’t disappoint! I stumbled upon a location called Kuaiwi Farm where an assortment of awesome crops were produced (coffee, macadamia nuts and a few different fruits). It was on that property that I had my first sip of Kona coffee, and I was hooked! There was something about the smooth and balanced taste that just made me smile! And the smell, it was perfect! As I wandered back to into my hotel, I noticed a sign saying they had free complimentary Kona coffee. The hotel attendant handed me a small bag, and I hurried up the elevator to my room so I could brew up some more Kona coffee! When it finished, I poured a cup and began drinking. It was horrible! I thought to myself, “this can’t be the same coffee I had this morning?” I look down at the bag he gave me, and in small print there was a disclaimer stating that only 10% of the coffee inside was Kona. Of course.My trip was incredible, and I came back very happy and well rested. However, it didn’t take long for the “grind” to catch back up to me and for the long rainy days to take their toll. I started to miss Hawaii, and the coffees I had experienced there. I only have a Keurig at home, so I began searching for Mokka or Kona K-Cups. To my astonishment, the only 100% Hawaiian K-Cups I could find were Kona, and even then, they were insanely priced with bad reviews. I thought to myself, why can’t I find these incredible coffees anywhere else? It was at this moment that the memories of the plantation girl’s happiness sprung into my mind, and I decided I would bring the world the coffee it deserved! So, I set out looking for partners in the islands who would be able to supply me with the coffee to produce the K-Cups. After securing agreements, I went on to producing small batches of K-Cups to sell to friends and local markets. It gained traction and popularity, so I decided I needed to expand! I began developing this website, and started looking to ways to produce more K-Cups. Just recently, I have decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to purchase higher volume equipment so I can meet the growing demand for our products! I’m very excited for the future, and for the opportunity to share the best coffees in the world with you! I encourage you to at least try our K-Cups, it will definitely be one of the best coffees you’ve ever had, and if you’re like me, you’ll be hooked! I’m looking forward to this journey, and I hope you follow along with us and share with your friends. Cheers!
It's like a newspaper
..just way less informative
So what is the BCB (Black Coffee Blog)? Honestly, it's what I imagine I'd want to read while I drank my coffee in the morning. It's a random gathering of interesting articles, things to make you laugh (and blow coffee across the table) and where I can unabashedly push my Hawaiian K-Cups on you (Jk.. well not really)! Anyways, I do hope you enjoy the content as much as I do :) Drink up.
Sales pitch: I'm pretty sure Godzilla got his radioactive breath from coffee.
For those who don't like coffee, I present a Google ad to click on :P