Tea Time!

This weekend I asked one of my girlfriends, Marlene, to go with me to a tea shop. As much as I love coffee I actually drink more tea. I mainly drink black Lipton tea but I want to sell loose leaf tea at my shop so I have been trying to find good places to purchase tea from. But Marlene is a tea is a lover so, I need her to go with me. This is the first place that I decided to check out, which was recommended by my score mentor; Voila tea shop in Frederick. I looked it … Continue reading Tea Time!

Waste of Time and Money

I love the idea of being an at-home Barista so I decided I was going teach my self how to make espresso drinks at home. I feel like YouTube can teach you anything you want to know. So, I began looking for an espresso machine online. Some of the really nice once are around $200. I was so shocked that they were so expensive. I have no problem investing in my business but that a little too expensive for me to spend on a coffee maker for my home. Also, I don’t even have the counter space to put one. … Continue reading Waste of Time and Money

Happy New Year!

I am really looking forward to 2018. I am going to work really hard to post every week. I am going to do a better job of keeping you all updated on my progress of the coffee shop. I have a hard time posting things about the business at the time because I don’t want to speak about something and then it doesn’t happen when I want it too. But I am working on being more transparent with this process because I am hoping that it will help someone else to follow their dream and step out their comfort zone. … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Best Gift for any coffee lover!

With the Holidays quickly approaching I thought I would help you find the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. 1. Ember Ceramic mug $79.95   This mug keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature the whole time you are drinking it. If you are like me I will put my coffee down and come back to it several times epically on the weekends. But I am to lazy to keep reheating it so I normally drink it cold     2. Affordable coffee Grinder $12- $40  Coffee is best when it is freshly grounded. Ground Coffee is … Continue reading Best Gift for any coffee lover!

The Big Easy!

The week before thanksgiving I was in New Orleans for work. So of course, I had to try out at least one coffee shop. Soon as I landed I notice a coffee shop in the airport called PJ coffee. When I arrived to my hotel I noticed that there was another  PJ coffee across from my hotel. Soon as I got settled in to the hotel. I went looking for food; coffee was the least of my worries. Which is surprising because I didn’t get coffee before my flight. But luckily my friend who was on the work trip with … Continue reading The Big Easy!

My trip to Columbus, OH

This past weekend I went to Ohio to visit a friend. And of course I had to find coffee. So, before I went I looked up the best coffee shops. I found a few that I wanted to check out. The first one I wanted to go to was black owned and it was called Upper Cup coffee shop. I also planned on visiting Crimson Cup coffee shop. Both places are also roast their own coffee. I was so excited to go and try these two places out. Unfortunately, I did not get coffee from either of them. After having … Continue reading My trip to Columbus, OH

93 hours without coffee

Last week I had so much coffee I decided to take a break. I am not sure if it was coffee or anxiety but I really wasn’t sleeping at all last week. I honestly believe it was a combination of both. I was drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day from Sunday to Thursday. I had a group assignment for school that everyone in the group decided to wait to the last minute to complete it. And guess who had to take on the leadership role and plan babysitter; me! Which left me having to do other people … Continue reading 93 hours without coffee

Who is Natay J

With today being my Birthday I wanted to share with you all a little more about myself. I am a coffee blogger. I want to share my love of coffee and my journey to open up my coffee own coffee shop with the world. I want to share this process with fellow coffee lovers and entrepreneurs. I am normally a private person when it comes to a lot of things but I figured the process of transitioning from a 9 to 5 to an entrepreneur in real-time is something that I should share. I have worked since I was 14 … Continue reading Who is Natay J

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Although it does not feel like Fall it is, which means that Pumpkin spice is all over the place. From September 1st to October 31st all you hear about is pumpkin spice. Well, I am here to tell you all about my budget-friendly pumpkin spice latte. With my open up my own coffee shop, I cannot keep giving Starbucks $6 for a grande PSL with almond milk. I could drink them daily but if I do I will end up poor. So, I decided to look on Pinterest and find an easy pumpkin spice latte that won’t break my pockets. … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte

National Coffee Day

Since National Coffee day was yesterday I decided I decided to try another recipe out of The Barista Bible. Originally, I said that I would do recipes the whole month September, but I changed my mind. I decided to try to make a dessert this time instead of a cocktail; I made a Mocha Dessert Cake. This cake has coffee in it. I was a little skeptical about coffee in my cake but everything I have eaten with coffee in it has been good so I gave it a try. For this cake, I decided to let baby girl help … Continue reading National Coffee Day