The Journey Begins.
Mike and I went back and forth over whether to keep this episode in the podcast series or not. We decided to keep it. It’s heavily edited because we got off track so many times it was hard to follow. So it was edited for clarity, not to remove content you might find helpful. No secrets or anything like that.
A heavy influence in keeping this podcast was Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work! where he recommended letting people behind the curtain to see the process behind building something (art, business, etc). This was a look behind the curtain for our first meeting to talk about whether we wanted to start a specialty coffee business or not. We didn’t have a name or anything at the time- just an idea.
We talked about whether we wanted to roast first, save money to open a shop, sell something to open a shop, or just drink great coffee. Mike shared the influence Blue Bottle has had on his thought process, and our journey began.