Monday, January 21, 2013

The Coffee is Brewing

So it has been about a month since the kiosk has been open!  A month of trying to feel our own new grove and be able to pay back some of the money loaned to get this party started.  We have had a pretty good response and are really working on getting the word out.  There are things that need to be tweaked, like our hours and how Beach and I work as a team...but we are getting there.
This is a new space, owning your own business...having to depend on sales coming in to support your livelihood   Well, sort of.  
What brings me hope, and back from my fears is the remembrance of God's faithfulness.  There are times I question, "Is this really going to work?"  Times I think, "I really don't like this.  It is so MUCH work!  I wish the hubby could just work a normal 8-5 job, like he used to and we could have so much time back together as a family (and I could also have help with keeping up the house)."  But then I remember how much he HATED his job and how down he was while working there, as if the life had been sucked out of him.  Not a place you want to live.  I remember all that the Lord has shown us to provide and get this adventure going.  I remember that there is NO PLACE I rather be than in the middle of God's peace and trusting in him, despite how hard it is!  
So I suppose I'm not depending on the daily sales at all but on the creator of the universe....that feels much better!

We have been blessed by a lot of IG and Facebook support.  You can follow me on IG at Bjessa and Beach at lovelandcoffee.  It's also nice to know that people are enjoying the goods!  It is such a blessing for us to be able to reach others in this way, as we just don't have the funds to pay for different advertisements at this point.  And we have been on the news a few times!  What, what....truly how awesome is our God.  Check out these stories:

Oh, and a friend did this funny Commercial that is great and another did a blog giveaway with an amazing Espresso Cookie recipe!  

Up next....Beach is working on putting together a cold brew packaging for the spring (this stuff is amazing!) and some espresso bar wedding catering.  Did I mention we were busy, but in the best kind of way!


  1. I'm so excited for you guys and tell people about the kiosk every time I get a chance. Some family members have become regulars, they love your coffee. All that to say "We support you guys" We understand following God into a new phase of life, work, family schedules, etc... I think this time has been some of the most challenging times but the most rewarding times! Hang in there! How cool is it that you guys have gotten so much publicity!!

    1. Thanks so much Jay! We so appreciate the support! It is hard when the amount of money going out is a lot more than is coming in. (We wish we could do more to support you guys!) Just trusting that that will turn around, hopefully before all our savings is up :-) We have been sooo blessed by the publicity! It truly is God's hand moving and it is so evident to us!