Our Coffee Love Story
Dan and Katlyn have had a love for coffee even before they met. Dan works as a Project Manager for an aerospace and defense company and has always enjoyed chasing new coffees and taking time to brew each cup just right. Katlyn was a barista for several years in Mississippi while dancing with a Christian ballet company and always dreamt of marrying a coffee roaster. She even started plans to open a mobile coffee shop before her and Dan got married. As an engagement present Katlyn bought Dan the pictured coffee mug set that said “Let’s have coffee together…for the rest of our lives”. They never imagined they’d be here today roasting and selling coffee and doing something they are both passionate about…together.
So how did it all start? Well, a few years into their marriage, Dan completely out of nowhere said he might like to try roasting coffee. Katlyn bought a small bag of green beans for him and they roasted their first batch of coffee in a “Whirley-Pop” popcorn maker. They grew incrementally to a small air roaster, then to a toaster size tumble roaster and eventually stumbled upon their current 3lb commercial grade roaster that just happened to be for sale as a hardly used machine here in Post Falls. At this point they were just roasting for their own coffee enjoyment but with a dream to do something more with it.
As they often do every 6 months or so they sat at a coffee shop and dreamt about their future together and made goals for the year. One of those “goals” which seemed like a far off wish was to sell coffee at the farmer’s market in town. They applied and couldn’t believe when they got accepted and again were pinching themselves as things came into place for them to be at the market week after week selling their beans and talking with wonderful customers about their coffee journey.
They feel incredibly blessed at how the Lord has led them on this adventure and love having you along to experience the passion, intention and craft they put into each cup. This is just the beginning of a very exciting adventure and one they hope will grow and flourish over the next few years. They have always prayed that the Lord would bless each cup and he has been more than faithful to do just that!
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