Give me all the coffee memes. Every. Single. One. I love humor + I love coffee…so combine those in a million memes and I will double tap every time. I enjoy them ALL. My love of coffee has blossomed over the past several years. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but in the more recent years of my adult life I have become (gasp) somewhat of a coffee snob. The first step is admitting it, right?
My favorite coffee is Saturday coffee. Amiright?! But seriously, if we're talking brands, I'm truly a Starbucks fan as a weekly treat, a McCafe kind of girl to keep with my daily budget (their K-cups are perfect for me), but I'm truly a Joyhouse fan when it comes to local businesses. I just wish they were on my path to work. (Sigh.)
A few years ago, on a trip to Haiti, I touched my lips to the most delicious cup of coffee I had ever had (pictured). I initially wasn’t sure if it was the coffee or the sugar cane that I was enjoying the most, because I am usually a Splenda girl, not a sugar girl, but I can say without hesitation now. It was certainly the coffee that I was enjoying! During that trip, and subsequent trips after, I bought several bags of Haitian coffee to bring back to the U.S. I stored them in my freezer until eventually, those bags ran out. Funny how that works. Brew coffee, drink coffee, run out of coffee.
Lucky for me, Joyhouse, a local coffee shop, sources their coffee from Haiti. If you’re in my area, go in, have some coffee and thank me later. If you’re not in my area, order the coffee online, brew it at home, and thank me later.
Not only is this coffee delicious, there’s an amazing story behind the business model. “Drink coffee. Change a life,” this is the mantra for Joyhouse. Their coffee creates jobs for people in Haiti and a portion of the profits go back to Haiti by supporting organizations that provide “shelter, nutrition, education, medical care, and sustainable jobs”, according to the Joyhouse website.
I love the model for this local business. I love their Haitian coffee. I love helping others. So, join me in celebrating National Coffee Month and go check out this coffee and the story at https://joyhousecoffee.com/ .
I'm always up for trying new coffee, so send me the name of your local favorites! I would love to try them if I can. Cheers to the upcoming weekend, Saturday coffee, and coffee memes! Here are a few of my favorite. Happy Friday!