I type this blog still overstuffed from the monstrous quantities of poultry and carbs I slobbered over Thursday's Thanksgiving and exhausted from the nonstop action of yesterday's Black Friday. It was a crazy busy day in the shop, but we had a blast pumping out pour overs, lattes, and hot chocolates to all of those braving the storms of American consumption!
Now that I have a morning to be a bit lazy before getting back at it, I would like to take the time to reflect on how incredible a journey it has been for Boxwood and its family this past year. We are so incredibly thankful to all of our customers and fans that gave the new, hip coffee shop a chance to show what we can do and who continually support us in our efforts. Finding a niche in a community that allows us to express our passion so wonderfully is a rare thing in this world, and without it I have no idea where I would be. A year ago I was just a geek in a college apartment praying that I could somehow swindle life into handing me a career in coffee, and somehow it worked. It worked because I stumble into some incredible people with an amazing consumer base, people with love and drive and passion.
As Boxwood's brand grows and reaches more people, we continue to be fueled by the love for coffee. The love comes from us as much as it does from all of you, and we are reminded of it every time we see a smile in our shop. I am so thankful for everyone that has ever bought a cup of our coffee or given us a compliment on how they like what we are doing. You are the ones that make it possible, and you are the ones that make it worth it.
Thank you :)
Hayden Kaye is our Master Roaster and head of the Say Interesting Stuff department.