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!

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

Business Update

I decided not to blog last week because I want to work on my business plan. It has been a few weeks since I have really set down and worked on it. I won’t say that I was to busy to do it because that would be a lie. We all make time for what we want and I wanted to take a break and come back with fresh eyes. Over the past few weeks I have been work on my business just not putting it all together. So, I decided to share with you all some of the thing … Continue reading Business Update

Coffee Cocktails

My sister brought me the book The Barista Bible from Bird in Hand coffee and Books. I have been flipping through the book and found a lot of good recipes. The books has the coffee basics and recipes for espresso drinks, alcohol drinks and desserts. So I decided for the next few weeks I will try different recipes and talk about them on my blog. Of course the first recipe I decided to do was a coffee cocktail. I choose the first cocktail which is the Affogato Agave. Affogato Agave Ingredients: 2 spoons of vanilla ice cream 2oz of espresso … Continue reading Coffee Cocktails

Phillz

A few weeks ago in class we were introducing ourselves and talking about our 5 goals. I said I was in the process of opening up a coffee shop. My classmate asked me to have I ever heard of Phillz Coffee in D.C. He told me it was a California based coffee shop that specialized in customized coffee, but had 2 locations in DC. That excited me because I can make my coffee to order. So, I decided to go that weekend and check it out. Saturday afternoon I got Erin and her dad, and we went down to Phillz … Continue reading Phillz

Top 10 things not to say to a coffee addict

I really enjoy coffee so when I am drinking my morning coffee and someone say’s something negative about coffee it really annoys me. It’s like when someone is eating and another person walks by and say “Ewwww what is that”. If you don’t like coffee it’s okay, it’s not for everyone. We the millions of coffee lovers across the world enjoys it daily. people have said a lot of things to me about coffee that have really made me mad. I have put together a list of annoying remarks that people have said to me about drink coffee. 1. Ewwww…. … Continue reading Top 10 things not to say to a coffee addict

My Favorite Coffee Shop

Be for I get started I just want to make sure everyone is aware I have no affiliation with any coffee shop. I have never worked in any of the Coffee shop that I have mention on this blog. I just love coffee and wanted to share my coffee experience with you all.  Now on to the good Stuff………. I stumbled across Koffee Therapy in early 2016, leaving brunch with my best friend. This was right around the time I decided that I want to move forward with opening up a coffee shop. I began to notice coffee shops in … Continue reading My Favorite Coffee Shop

Atwater’s

Over the past 6 months I have been looking for a coffee shop near me to work at; other than Starbucks. I finally found one in Catonsville. Atwater’s is in Catonsville, about six minutes from my house. I am so mad it took me this long to find it. If I want good coffee I have to drive into the city. Which means I am paying for coffee, food, parking and gas. Atwater’s is a cute spot in the heart of Catonsville across from Ship’s Café. When I arrived late on a Friday morning it was crowded. There was a … Continue reading Atwater’s

OMG! It cost how much?

I am working on my financial portion of my business plan and it is stressful. I have no idea how to come up with the figures or even where to price some of these items. During my last meeting with my mentor from the Score program he informed me that the financial portion is the most important part of the business plan. The banks want to know when they will get their money back and I need to be able to project when I will make a profit off the business. I instantly became overwhelmed with this information. My anxiety … Continue reading OMG! It cost how much?