How it all started
My name is Michelle and I am the founder of Quirky Coffee Co. Why did I want to start my own coffee brand?
I have always had the dream of having my own business and knew that it had to be working day in, day out with something that I love – I LOVE COFFEE! All of my life I have enjoyed learning, always wanting to know ‘why’ and ‘how’.
I must have driven my parents nuts with the expression of ‘but why?’ An expression that my children now say to me – daily! As a child I was forever tinkering and fixing things even if they were not broken.
I have always had the attitude that there is a solution to every problem. You just have to break it down, think about it then try and resolve it.
You may not get it right the first time but with some perseverance and determination you will get there in the end. Mistakes are not a bad thing at all, they make you understand better and give you even more knowledge than you realise.
Back to the coffee…
Coffee has always been something that I have enjoyed drinking and finding that perfect brew was something that I had always been on the hunt for. Some have been close, very close, but in my opinion not quite to my taste. So, I thought to myself, why not source the beans and roast my own beans to perfection. This is exactly what I did. Of course, what one person considers a spectacular tasting coffee another will not. We all have different tastes and I am continually working on adding to the Quirky Coffee Co range – so there is something for everyone.
Quirky Coffee Co was born…
…and the coffee started to flow
Now I confess, my journey into the world of coffee was an learning curve – there is far more to coffee than just drinking it. Not only have I expanded my knowledge about coffee (which always will continue) but also about being a businesswoman. We all must remember that we never stop learning.
My customers are the ones that make this possible. Without you all Quirky Coffee Co would not exist. My company’s ethos is exactly the same as mine, treat people how you want to be treated – my grandmother taught me that. Each of you will be treated just as I would expect to be treated as a customer. You may not actually see the service with a smile when you purchase your coffee online but trust me, there is a smile for every single one of you.
I have a great team behind me and without them Quirky Coffee Co would not be possible. So, a big thank you to all of my customers and thank you to the Quirky Team.