The first time I had a cup of coffee that I did not want to immediately add sugar and creamer to was in Honduras. We were on a Public Health trip helping to install bathrooms in the homes of people that lived in mountains of Honduras. One of their main sources of income? Coffee. I connected with the people and after leaving Honduras, I always looked for Honduran coffee when different origins were available. It was my way of saying, I still support you. It isn't until you drive up a mountain, step out into the community and watch the coffee being hand picked that you truly appreciate the labor that goes into a cup of coffee.
Fast forward four years and I found myself stationed in England with my husband. If you didn't know England is the home of Afternoon Tea. Prior to living here, I can honestly say if it wasn't sweet tea I probably wasn't drinking it. It's funny how exposure to new cultures shape you as a person, your interests, your passion, and your hobbies. I love tea and all of the aromatic and health benefits that come along with it. I've grown from fishing a tea bag out a cup of hot water to steeping loose leaf tea in a teapot.
From these experiences, Mahogany Queen was born. A woman owned, veteran owned, black owned company born through the love and appreciation of coffee and tea realized through my own life experiences. Mahogany Queen is a double entendre embodying strength, confidence, and elegance symbolic of a cup of coffee. It also represents me, a beautiful woman of color that exudes confidence and strength - a Queen. Yaass Queen Yaass!
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