"My pursuit of superior quality coffee, and the inevitable creation of Maps."
With this foundation, it was only a matter of time before I became overwhelmingly intrigued by green coffees. I remember opening a Grainpro plastic bag of Ethiopian coffee, releasing the most intense, beautiful, sweet, berry aroma into the air. I was hooked. But I also knew that this green coffee would require me to roast with a focus and integrity I hadn’t yet put into practice. This was the true beginning of my passion for roasting, my pursuit of superior quality coffee, and the inevitable creation of Maps.
Since launching Maps several years ago, my relationship with roasting and with coffee continues to grow, infusing other aspects of my life with a similar attention to detail and respect. The force for all my passions became apparent as they fell into rhythm with one another. Idaho has allowed me the mental freedom to explore these aspects of myself and Maps has acted as a catalyst, urging me on to hone my craft.