Total loan: $5,000


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Kalaheo, HI, United States / Food

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A loan helped the owner purchase a much needed espresso machine to continue growing the craft coffee community on the Island of Kauai.

Jon-Michael's story

I am a married father of 3 amazing little ones, Willing, Abel, and Mighty. I got married at 24 to an amazing women named Stasia who continues to blow me away with her super skills. Before my wife and I had kids, we did a bit of traveling. On our way to Israel we stopped in Turkey where I first experienced my Turkish coffee paired with a Turkish delight. I was not really interested in coffee up until this point but there was something about this magical combo that changed me. We continued on to Israel and had some great cappuccinos there as well. Thinking about it now seems odd considering I had the largest coffee plantation in the US in my backyard. But for whatever reason it just didn't appeal to me until then. I have since started my own coffee business to bring a new approach to the coffee experience on Kauai. At Dark Roost we focus on relationships, providing an environment that spurs creativity and productivity. The Coffee is just icing on an already delicious cake.