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

Rise Up

For work I travel to the eastern shore at least twice a month.  Of course, I had to find a decent coffee shop over there in the country. I found out about Rise Up coffee in Easton, MD. One of the locals told me that they had the best coffee on that side of the shore. She told me where it was and I should try it whenever I am over near one of them. So, I decided my next visit I would leave out a little early to stop pass there. Rise Up is a coffee shop and a … Continue reading Rise Up

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