Cal’s Coffee Company: How I Got Started
I’ve held a lot of jobs in my lifetime. I was what some people would call a job hopper. I did what I was supposed to do, I went to college, spent a lot of money to earn an engineering degree. I had ”good” jobs. Secure jobs. None of them were fulfilling. The American dream was turning into a long commute in heavy traffic to arrive at an office filled with cubicles and no windows. The bills get paid, and I do it all over again the next day.
The typical 9-5 isn’t fulfilling for me.
I felt like a bird in a cage.
Through my consistently inconsistent pursuit of happiness, there has remained one constant- coffee. No matter the job I’ve always fueled my day with good coffee. Coffee is the one thing that can get me through a bad day or improve an already great day. It is through this experience that I decided to start spending my time away from work roasting, brewing and drinking coffee. I study coffee like it’s a college major and I’m going for my PhD. My hobby eventually evolves into a business and Cal’s Coffee Co. is born.
I enjoy the freedom of being my own boss.
I enjoy taking risks, leaving the security of a good job to chase my dream and truly know happiness.
I want to be recognized in my community for making a difference and leaving it a little better than I found it.
This may sound cliché, but I leave you with one question while you enjoy this perfectly crafted cup of coffee…
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Think about it. Then go do it. I’ll provide the fuel.