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    Posted January 27, 2014 by
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    Capturing the Human Spirit: Marcus

     
    What do you need to start a project? Take my project for example. I needed creativity, drive, curiosity, etc. What if you throw in a full time job? How about a family to care for? How about make that project a start up business. Now try to make that project a stepping stone into an industry over run by a few powerful companies. Ok, well now that we have come this far, what in the hell are you thinking? Find a project that is worth the hassle. Find something that can have success.
    If I said i wasn’t thinking of these things as I talked to Marcus on the phone I would be lying; AND WHAT JOURNALISTS THAT LIE HAVE YOU MET?
    Marcus didn’t see it that way. He still doesn’t. It took all the money him and his wife had saved up over the years, a few credit cards here and there, and a lot of hard work.
    Marcus and his wife would always get their coffee locally at their farmers’ market, but eventually, their coffee guy wasn’t showing, so what did they do? You guessed it, make their own coffee. It started out with a popcorn popper. Homemade roasted coffee was at their fingertips.
    So they decided to expand. They purchased a warehouse, industrial coffee roaster, and everything else they needed. Then came the promotions. They got their business savvy minds together and promoted their project on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Business boomed and the two were hitting it big time. It wasn’t an instant profit or a get rich quick scheme. It was hard work that payed off, a dream come true, a passion shared, and an opportunity to help.
    Their project didn’t just end up being a coffee roasting business, it ended up being a contributor for a better global society. Modest Coffee (yes that’s the name) contributes funds to organizations that give out affordable micro loans to people in developing countries. Because of Modest Coffee, small business owners like Marcus are able to purchase what they need, and in time will grow and work to be able to provide a better future. It was a simple idea; find a way to have more high quality coffee. It ended with a better one; drink great coffee and change the world. Even if the impact is small, helping one person in need is worth all the work. And to imagine it all started with a popcorn popper.

    Link to Modest Coffee: http://www.modest-coffee.com/

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