THIS COFFEE IS AWESOME!!

THIS COFFEE IS AWESOME!!

So I was watching the Lego movie with my daughter yesterday and there is a popular song in the movie that goes a little something like this… (click here if you haven’t seen it) Everything is awesome Everything is cool when you’re part of a team...
Decaf Coffee: True or False?

Decaf Coffee: True or False?

I have a friend who works as a barista at a major coffee chain. She was once telling me stories of difficult people and how she had ways of “punishing” customers for being so rude. I couldn’t help but burst out laughing when she told me this: If...

Introducing Two Colombian Coffees!

Colombia farmers have a superior depth of coffee knowledge to go along with years of producing some of the best coffee beans that can be found. The countries pedigree of strong flavored coffee was something we sought to add to our growing lineup. We searched numerous...

September Recap: Recipe Page Launch

We’ve created some amazing COFFEE RECIPES! We hustled all month for one day: September 29th! Why September 29th? First, it was National Coffee Day– one of the most exciting days of the year for us! Second, we launched the Recipe section of Mission Arabica....
National Coffee Day – 20 Percent Off

National Coffee Day – 20 Percent Off

National Coffee Day is fast approaching on Monday, September 29th! You’re probably on this page for one of two reasons. First, you may be here for our 20% off sale to HONOR National Coffee Day! The promotion will run through Monday, September 29th to honor the...
Wait… The Kenya came out in August?

Wait… The Kenya came out in August?

When I first tasted our Kenya coffee, I blurted out without any notice “Hii ni baadhi ya kahawa kushangaza!” It caught me very off guard that I would ramble off some sort of foreign language, not to mention the room full of friends that suddenly began to...
History was made in July!

History was made in July!

July was an exceptional month for Mission Arabica! One of our Phase 2 goals was to become a coffee roaster — and guess what? We did! In July we purchased our own roaster and Adam took over as “Roast Master!” Adam is one of the most talented people...
Toledo Water Crisis: Zombie Escape Plan

Toledo Water Crisis: Zombie Escape Plan

I keep having this recurring nightmare as I watch myself in 3rd person. I am running through a neighborhood street, dodging in and out of abandoned houses. It took me a while to realize what it was I was searching for. I keep looking behind me, as if my life is in...

June = 2 New Coffees!

We launched two new coffee in June, the Laos AA and Laos Peaberry! Both coffees have been well received, as the feedback has been very positive! Introducing coffee directly from Laos was a long term goal that we had the opportunity to complete much earlier than...
Comfort Vs Challenge

Comfort Vs Challenge

Do you want comfort or do you take on a Challenge? Accept a Challenge, then build something meaningful! Sitting across from me in my office was a young professional with two degrees, able to speak three languages fluently. This person, who we’ll call Sarah, was...
Clean Your Drip Coffee Maker!

Clean Your Drip Coffee Maker!

They say that if you attend college, you’ll learn more outside of the classroom than in it. I prefer the statement to be “Live with some of your best friends in college and you’ll learn more than you ever imagined.” It was after my sophomore year of college that the...
Dive into the May Update!

Dive into the May Update!

We bolted into May with some AWESOME presentations on brewing. It amazes me that coffee can be “Okay,” “Good,” or “WOWSERS!” just by how you brew it — Add in the variations you can do with cold brewing, and coffee really...
Beat the Summer: Toddy Cold Brew Edition

Beat the Summer: Toddy Cold Brew Edition

Get ready to head into summer! As Schools close, the highways fill up with travel, and everyone hits the pools, it’s an absolute must to find a drink of choice to give you that smooth refreshment with a caffeine boost. Sure, you could go with the regular sugar...
April Update: The Launch

April Update: The Launch

April was exciting and it went by faaaaaassssttttt! If you missed it, we launched not one, but TWO, amazing single origin coffees. These coffees are specialty grade and have been known to knock a few people sock’s off with how smooth and delicious they are. It...
52 Cups with Megan Gebhart

52 Cups with Megan Gebhart

As Mission Arabica was developed, Chris, Adam, and I went searching for websites, blogs, entrepreneurs, and others we could learn from. While the three of us are driven, full of life, and adventurous, we needed to develop friendships along the way. Meet Megan Gebhart....
More Than a Bag of Coffee

More Than a Bag of Coffee

Communities Impacting Communities: It’s More Than a Bag of Coffee I’m just going to say it — I often think we are crazy! We started Mission Arabica to impact villages in Laos through coffee – for me it was to be a part of a vision, to work alongside...
How to grow coffee in your backyard!

How to grow coffee in your backyard!

How to grow coffee in your backyard! The secret is out! Growing coffee in your backyard is something that every coffee lover should do! It has always baffled me why people don’t just grow their own coffee, until I realized how well the secret had been kept. I’ve...
3 Incredible Life Lessons From a Killer Whale Attack

3 Incredible Life Lessons From a Killer Whale Attack

My 3 Incredible Life Lessons From a Killer Whale Attack Recently I found myself awake, unable to fall asleep at 1 o’clock in the morning. With my beautiful wife and daughter peacefully asleep I found myself sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee in hand (of...
The Iced Coffee Brewing Experiment Part 1

The Iced Coffee Brewing Experiment Part 1

Learning to brew your own iced coffee is easy! It will save you time, money, and give you an amazing taste!  My friend Devin (see previous article here) wants to start brewing and potentially distributing Iced Coffee. When he mentioned needing someone to help...
The Woodneck Brewing Experience

The Woodneck Brewing Experience

  The Woodneck Brewing Experience Over the next several months, we want to introduce you to friends we’ve known for a long time, as well as new friends we’re making along the way! Our journey is just beginning and we cannot tell you how excited we are  that you’ve...
A Single Story – China

A Single Story – China

Defining a Single Story: I recently sat down to watch a very inspiring Ted Talk titled “The danger of a single story” by Chimamanda Adichie. Adichie captured my attention immediately, and so I invested my time in this 18 minute video. She spoke about her time in...

WIIFM – What’s in it for me?

WIIFM- What’s in it for me? The WIIFM is a basic question that every sales person asks himself. Take for example a new product comes out that your company wants you to sell; you will find yourself asking “What’s in it for me?” One will usually identify...