I recently shared our story and got to reflect on the early days of Mariposa. For those of you that have been on this journey with us, you know that Daniel built two different roasters using a barbecue grill. We began out of a friend's garage because we couldn't afford rent on commercial property or one with garage. Prior to that, Daniel would roast in the wind and rain. I vividly recall Daniel waking at night during thunderstorms and making a mad dash to cover the grill or even wheel his contraption in doors. I wish we had captured more from this era, but these are the only three photos, I can find. We thought it would be fun to share them on the blog.
It's fun to reflect on this time. The journey of a small business is slow. We dreamed of an enchanting cafe where we could host gatherings, and are still on that path but growing is a process. Thanks for supporting us and partnering with us over the years as we figure out how to consciously roast our coffee with excellence and live out our lives in a meaningful way.