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”

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”

Beyond the Beans: Traveling Through Coffee with Roscoe

Beyond the Beans will showcase some of the amazing people we get to meet at coffee shops. The first person we’re introducing to you is Roscoe from Bakers & Baristas. He’s seen how much coffee has changed in the past six years and shares his insight into where he hopes coffee will be in the future.

As we continue to grow in this coffee blog journey, we realize that we crave more than just writing about coffee shops. One of the best things about coffee shops is getting to know the different baristas and people within coffee. The more and more we meet people, we realize that each person has a unique story to tell and we want to listen. Recently, we read a quote by a man who said, “Listening is giving the other person the experience of being heard.” It’s the kind of quote that forces you to go out of your way and get to know people and really hear them. Which brings us to this: we figured that coffee shops are some of the best places to get to know people, especially creative people, so we decided to start a new area of our blog called Beyond the Beans

Beyond the Beans will showcase some of the amazing people we get to meet at coffee shops – from baristas to the girl next to us reading an intriguing book or the guy snapping pictures of his food. We cross many people’s paths throughout the day and especially at an intimate setting such as a coffee shop; we know there’s somebody that’s supposed to share their thoughts and story with us – all we have to do is ask. We hope you guys enjoy reading about them as much as we love listening and getting to know each person! So without further ado…. Continue reading “Beyond the Beans: Traveling Through Coffee with Roscoe”