The world of coffee is both big and small at the same time. Big, in that we are able to source coffees from all over the globe. Small, in that these coffees bring people together, often in unexpected ways.
We recently hosted some staff from a cafe we supply out in Santa Monica. One of the ladies grew up in Guatemala in a coffee-growing family. As we were brewing different samples for her, one of the coffees caught her attention. She paused as she sipped, looking off into the distance for a brief moment. Then, with more than a hint of nostalgia in her voice, she began to tell a story of how her grandmother used to hand make tortillas at their home, serving them to the family alongside a cup of coffee.
This coffee reminded her of those moments, prompting this story in a tenderness in her voice that is reserved only for the fondest of memories. 
Something as small as a few grams of coffee, brewed in just the right way, bringing a coffee roaster from Southern California, a barista from Los Angeles, sharing a memory from her childhood. It was a sacred moment, and one that makes me so proud to be part of an industry that can bring people together in such unique ways.
It was an utter honor to share that moment with her. One that, frankly, I don’t think I’ll ever forget. - Nathan Westwick, Founder | Wild Goose Coffee Roasters