Thanks to the Henry Herald for the interview regarding our new venture at 58 Griffin Street. I’d love to spend a few hours sharing about what we are doing and how things are going there but quite honestly, that wouldn’t be enough time. I’m sure we’ll be sharing all that soon enough. So far it has been a blast. We were honored to have this opportunity to share a peek into our vision for the Queen Bee Coffee Company’s new digs.
We are excited to officially announce that Queen Bee Coffee Company has purchased a new, 85 year old, piece of property to bring our roasting operation closer to the public we love. The old Plum Tree Antiques (58 Griffin Street) is now the home of Queen Bee Coffee Company. We are excited to make this investment in McDonough.
Please stay tuned for more details and for updates on the renovations….
We finally got our images all…ok, almost all of them…uploaded. (We did trash a few that just weren’t worth the megabytes.)We know there are many of you that would love to see what happened in Honduras this past June so here’s a link. We’d love to tell you about the sweat, the tears (good ones mostly), the laughing and the memories made. However, if we sat with you to tell you about them all, it would take days to talk through all the memories shared while there in La Campa. Ultimately, I want to make a video and document much of this in a short quickly viewed format. However, that takes time and focus. Seemingly, I seem to have neither of those as of late.
Please look at our Flickr account and enjoy the pictures – there are about 1400 of them give or take. You can take 15 seconds, 15 minutes or 15 days. Really, you can take any amount in between if you want. It’s all up to you.
Have fun and enjoy our pictures. Please don’t make fun of my farmer’s tan nor any other mildly incriminating pictures.
Each and every day we go through routines in life – in family, in work and in fact… in almost every single area of our life.
Some of these routines are daily, weekly, monthly or some even longer interval routines. It is these routines where we often find ourselves years later wondering what happened and how we got to where we find ourselves at that point. This really shouldn’t surprise us when we have continued to do what we have always done and somehow expected something different to come of it. It really shouldn’t be a shock at all.
Why is it we do that? The same things day after day, week after week, year after year. Fear of change? Fear of failure? Fear of higher demands? Fear of greater rewards? “Yes” to all of the above.
Just the other day I was feeling so overwhelmed as I was working late in the evening in the Roastery. I felt like there was SO much to do and so LITTLE time to get it all done. Life. Family. Work. Everything just seemed so much at that moment in time. There was coffee to bag. Coffee bags to label. Stuff to pack to take to this place. Stuff to pack to take to that place. Then I just had to stop for a moment and think. It was in that short pause that I was reminded.
It was almost as though God said, “Wait! Remember why you are doing this! It’s not the coffee. It’s so much more.”
That’s what this picture is about. (I know the picture is in the posting twice but I want you to be able to click on it and see the drawing. Go ahead and do it.)
It is so much more than coffee. It’s about making a difference. It’s about making a difference in my kids as they grow up. It’s about them knowing they can find and do something they love in life. It’s about making a difference in the community. It’s about connecting people and building relationships in McDonough. It’s about making a difference in Honduras. It’s about building houses for missionaries and bringing water to the thirsty. It’s about making a difference in some child’s face as we can bring laughter and happiness and hope to them that maybe they’ve never seen before. It’s about taking my family there to do it all together. That’s what all this is about.
It’s not about the coffee…but it is somehow.
Coffee – that’s just the tool we have been blessed to be able to use to do what we do. Thank you for being a part of it!
Many of you have have patiently watched, waited, liked and commented on this week’s posts! Thanks for your engagement!
We are excited to announce that beginning September 5th, we will be partnering with Studio Red Salon on John Frank Ward Blvd. They are located right next to the parking lot behind Moye’s Pharmacy in downtown McDonough. (Across from the Judicial Center) Studio Red is a Nick Arrojo Salon – like the guy from What Not to Wear. Their salon is a super cool space. Go check it out and just take a look around.
On many Thursday nights, Studio Red has live music for their clients. It is during this time that we will have a single serve, pour-over station setup on a coffee bar in the main salon space. We will also have a few special sweets we have sourced from like-minded companies as Queen Bee Coffee. This will be open for the public and not limited to the clients of Studio Red so head over to Studio Red’s Facebook and Like them. They will be sharing more information as well!