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Beyond the Beans: Looking Yonder with Belle Cagas of Yonder Coffee

We had the pleasure of sitting down with a good friend of ours, Belle Cagas, owner of Yonder Coffee, a specialty coffee bar for events. She delved into the why of her business, as well as, spoke candidly with us about the spiritual journey that she’s been through with her business. Read on to learn more about Yonder Coffee and what it means to go beyond coffee, according to Belle.

When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder

I’ll be there. Continue reading “Beyond the Beans: Looking Yonder with Belle Cagas of Yonder Coffee”

Milk & Honey: I Surrender

I surrender.

Sometimes when we feel like life is causing us to look all sorts of different directions, the best thing we can do is just look up and say, “I surrender to You.” So, how can we focus on Him even though we cannot see His path for us?

“And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

(Luke 14:27) NIV

I surrender.

Sometimes when we feel like life is causing us to look all sorts of different directions, the best thing we can do is just look up and say, “I surrender to You.”

Continue reading “Milk & Honey: I Surrender”

Caffeinated: DTLA Coffee Crawl

Last Saturday, we held our first event, a DTLA Coffee Crawl, with Matthew from Long Beach Coffee Club. Although we hit a few road blocks, we were able to host 20 of our newest friends and take them to some of our favorite DTLA coffee shops. Read on for more on our experience and some photos we are sharing from the event!

We crawled. We saw. We tasted. Continue reading “Caffeinated: DTLA Coffee Crawl”

Hometown Heroes: Prospect Coffee Roasters

Who drives nearly 90 miles for a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning? We do.

Enter: Prospect Coffee Roasters in Ventura, California. We were able to celebrate their “opening day” with them and let’s just say that they hit it out of the ballpark with all the special attention to detail and thought they put into their shop. Come read about our experience and see why you should put this shop on your list!

Who drives nearly 90 miles for a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning? We do.

For those of you who are surprised by this revelation, allow us to introduce ourselves: we’re Daily Coffee Run and we have this thing with coffee and love exploring new shops in up-and-coming coffee cities while getting to know the people beyond the bar.

Prospect Coffee Roasters was one of the coffee shops we’d been anticipating for a long while with what seemed to be the rest of Ventura and Greater Los Angeles, so we knew that we couldn’t miss it. Continue reading “Hometown Heroes: Prospect Coffee Roasters”

Caffeine Trippin’: Coachella Coffee Crawl

Driving from LAX to Indio this weekend for the first weekend of Coachella and needing some good coffee? Look no further because we’ve got you covered. We have five stops for you that are sure to keep you well-caffeinated on your road trip!

COACHELLA

Okay, so we’re jumping on the Coachella bandwagon and dedicating a post all about coffee shops you can find on your way from LAX to Indio.

First stop starts at the beach because we thought it would be a nice way to kickstart your three hour journey to the land of desert dance parties and anything goes fashion.

Since we believe that distance is never an issue when it comes to good coffee we hope you don’t mind detouring to local coffee shops and making this a bonus mini road trip within itself.

Grab your bags, your comfy shoes and let’s go! Continue reading “Caffeine Trippin’: Coachella Coffee Crawl”

Milk & Honey: Dealing with Betrayal

Friends can be the ultimate betrayal. The same people that we eat with, pray with and share our life with can stab us in the back worse than any enemy. So, how do we deal with such a hurt and should we forgive them? Read more to find out what you should do when you’re dealing with betrayal and how to overcome one of the biggest hurts.

“If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. But, it is you a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.” Psalm 55:12-14 (NIV)

Anyone who knows a smidgen of the Bible, knows that Jesus was betrayed by one of his closest friends, Judas. A man who was one of His disciples – they shared meals together, prayed together, traveled together and were as close as brothers.  Continue reading “Milk & Honey: Dealing with Betrayal”

Beyond the Beans: Loving People, Loving Coffee with Matthew Torres

The beauty behind Long Beach Coffee Club is that people are able to bond over their love for coffee and together learn more about the wide world of specialty coffee. As founder Matthew Torres simply states, “Coffee Club is a place where you can nerd out about coffee.” Come read our newest blog post and learn more about Torres, Coffee Club and its deeper, more community-based meaning.

“What up, world?!”

When we first met Matthew Torres, he was about 800 miles away in Long Beach, California while we were California dreamin’ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By the time we perused through his entire Instagram feed, we had a list of new coffee shops we wanted to check out in Long Beach and what seemed like a bond between us and a coffee lover we found through Instagram who enjoyed coffee shops as much as we did. Continue reading “Beyond the Beans: Loving People, Loving Coffee with Matthew Torres”

Milk & Honey: Getting Burnt Out

Confession: sometimes we get burnt out and just need a break from it all. Breaks are an essential part of life, yet we tend to overwork ourselves until we’ve reached a breaking point. But, it’s okay to hit the reset button, step away from the busyness of life and have the Lord refresh your soul. We can do this!

Confession time: running an Instagram and blog dedicated to our daily coffee run is quite consuming. Sure, it’s fun to visit shops, take pictures and write something about each location, but just like a regular 9-5 job, it takes work. Lots of work. And a lot of constantly obsessing over analytics and your brand.

And here’s where the true confession comes along; sometimes we get burnt out and just need a break from it all. Continue reading “Milk & Honey: Getting Burnt Out”

Milk & Honey: Trust

This week’s topic is going to ask a very simple question. One that God put on our hearts this morning and really woke us up inside! He asked us, “Do you trust me with your life?”

And He doesn’t mean just a portion or only when you feel like it. He means with your entire life – your finances, your job, your relationships, and the list goes on.

Do you trust that God will provide for you through it all or are you just a fair-weather fan?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

We know that a lot of our topics are centered around finding your purpose, knowing your identity in Christ and being yourself. They are topics to encourage and uplift you. To let you know that God’s got this and that you are not alone. And if we’re being real, they are topics that we feel compelled to write about because well, they’re questions and thoughts that we have about our own lives.

And because we struggle with different things and have seasons of busyness, we want to apologize for not focusing on our blog for the past few weeks. Family time is really important to us and so we kinda drop everything as soon as family comes to visit! But, we’re back with a good topic for this week’s Milk & Honey devotional, so we hope you guys enjoy it and can’t wait to discuss it with you!  Continue reading “Milk & Honey: Trust”

You Have Arrived: Smith & Tait Coffee Bar

In a town known for its pretentiousness, in an industry that’s also known for its pretentiousness, walking into Smith & Tait is every bit of refreshing. Before you’re even greeted by the two lovely owners, Alex and Lauren, a reminder at the door let’s you know that “You have arrived.” Welcome to your new favorite coffee shop.

 

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In a town known for its pretentiousness, in an industry that’s also known for its pretentiousness, walking into Smith & Tait is every bit of refreshing. Before you’re even greeted by the two lovely owners, Alex and Lauren, a reminder at the door let’s you know that “You have arrived.”  Continue reading “You Have Arrived: Smith & Tait Coffee Bar”