In the beginning, it honestly never entered my mind to create my own brand of Turkish Coffee. I was just a girl with an idea and a vision of a Turkish Cafe. All the pictures in my head showed what kind of building it needed to be in, what it needed to feel like and look like inside, and that I could feed people.
That was the extent of my vision. Until I started to do some research on wholesale turkish coffee and how DAMN expensive it was! Then, I was inspired from sugar cubes..don’t laugh..inspiration comes from strange places! These sugar cubes were infused with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. I began to wonder what it would be like to have the actual spice would taste like in the coffee and down I went into the rabbit hole.
Suddenly, from this point, I began to ponder the idea of having the idea of coffee, roasted fresh right here in Utah. I reached out to my good friend, Claudia, from Hugo Coffee. I wanted to see if this was a viable idea.
I took a ride up to Park City, with a little gift box containing one turkish coffee pot, a bag of coffee, and a cup. I knew what I wanted to replicate and knew they needed to have a way to recreate it.
The care and dedication to the process that her roaster, John, took with learning the process of roasting and grinding the perfect coffee was just so heartwarming that someone took this project on.
Once the process was down, I was invited up to taste 6 different roasts. I was up to the challenge of trying each one, one after the other after the other and so on..Holy Hell! I was rocking with energy, but we were able to find the one that was perfect.
It was important to me to collaborate with people who have a heart centered business and that is exactly what Hugo Coffee is. For every bag of coffee, they donate a percentage of coffee sales to help dogs in shelters. It is important to me that what I serve others is filled with love. This coffee is that..love in a cup. It makes my heart happy that I can serve coffee that helps dogs find loving families. Being a rescue dog owner, that is important to me and my daughter.
Inspired by their heart centered coffee, I wanted to do something similar. It is from their giving example that I came up with the idea of donating a percentage to help the IRC and refugees.
It is my hope that when you drink their coffee, you will be inspired to do more with your life and find a way to give to others less fortunate than you whether they walk on 2 legs or 4.