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This past month has been a time of re-vamping for us. I needed to take a step back, and take time out to get closer to God concerning the future of A Cup Of Faith and what it holds.
There were many questions concerning the focus, the heart of this Business and Ministry.
Why we are here?
What is our purpose?
What is the mission, the drive, the focus the HEART behind this Business and Ministry?
If we don't have these answers, it will just be another Coffee Roasting Company, and we have put everything on hold until we got the answers, no matter how long it took.
I am happy to say I believe we are getting the answers we were seeking! The focus, the drive behind why we are here, and the heart of A Cup Of Faith is being revealed, and we are working to adjust A Cup Of Faith and it's Mission statement accordingly. Of course, God will always be the main focus, and His love for everyone!
All I can say, for now, is that I am personally very excited about the direction we are taking, and the heart behind what we do and why.
We will reveal more when we have all the pieces in place, and I'm sure you will be just as excited as we are.
Thank you for you're continued patients, and support during these transitions!
Owner of A Cup Of Faith Coffee Roasting Company.
I must say, I have been pretty disappointed with this winter. It has felt more like a never ending fall than winter with the warmer weather. Either way, Spring is right around the corner, and with that comes Spring cleaning!
Aside from the personal side of life, we will be doing some Spring cleaning with the website, and making room for new and exciting ways to purchase our Coffee!
First off, we will not, be selling in stores at this time.
To find our Fresh Roasted Coffees, please visit us at our website: www.ACupOfFaithCoffee.com.
If you want to purchase coffee, but don't need it shipped because you live in the Smithville area, please email us at info@ACupOfFaithCoffee.com. We can make arrangements for delivery.
Second, we have discontinued our line of Single Origin Coffees.
They have not been asked for as much as our Blends, and we feel it is time to let them go for now, until the demand increases.
Next, we will be making changes to our pricing. Our line of Fresh Roasted, Organic and Fair Trade Coffees have been underpriced for a while now. I know you aren't thrilled with this idea, but we feel it is necessary to finally make the price reflect the quality of our products.
This change will happen starting March 1, 2012.
Other than that, we are very excited with some of the upcoming new ways to make purchases from A Cup Of Faith! We will keep you posted on our Blog, as well as our Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your continued support!
I don't know about you, but the thought of Christmas just being, what seems to be, right around the corner is exciting!
We are eager to reveal the new Christmas Blend, which will be this week. This will be a limited edition, so one it's gone, it's GONE! Keep a close eye on our website, Facebook or Twitter for the release date!
and a larger batch of our "Christmas Blend 2011" for more cupping. Again, we will have this up for sale this week!
Fresh Roasted Coffee!
Thank you for your continued support, and Merry Christmas!
It's that time of year again.
The falling leaves, the cooler weather, a crackling fire,
and the gathering of good Friends and Family.
We gather to celebrate Thanks Giving and Christmas during these colder months, but a lot of Christians have forgotten about, (and many don't even know about) The Feasts, which are God's appointed times for celebration.
If you are unaware of these special Feasts, I would encourage you to get the book, "Seven Blessings Of The Atonement" by Steve Munsey.
This is a important part of our Christian walk with God, and this is the time of year that it starts!
"1. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts
of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these
are my feasts." Leviticus 23:1-2
This book is filled with eye opening information, deeper relationship with God, as well as gives us a much better understanding of what Jesus did for us through His life, death and resurrection.
Truly, one of my favorite books, as well as many others.
Don't miss this important event!
A Cup Of Faith Coffee Roasting Co.
As we come into my favorite time of the year, I am eager to fill the orders that are already coming in for Fall festivals, as well as Thanks Giving and Christmas!
The orders that came in last year kept us really busy, and I expect nothing less this year.
I have had Coffee Trees for some time now, and over the years I have had to give some up and then replace them later on. My personal ones I have now are about eight years old and have not produced Cherries,.. it least until recently!
I spoke with a good friend that I met while attending Boots Coffee Roasting School last year. He is a Coffee Farmer from Hawaii. After being inspired by his video of his Farm, I decided to make some changes to the way I have been taking care of our Coffee Trees. This small change has produced our very first Cherries! They are very small at this time, but should be fully developed by May. Cherries take a full nine months to fully develop, and each one carries two prized Coffee beans in each, unless they become a 'peaberry' Coffee bean.
I believe I will be changing the care instructions that we include with the Coffee Trees that we sell to include the changes we have made and have seen great results from. If you have purchased a Coffee Tree seedling from us in the past, please feel free to 'Contact Us' and ask for the updated instructions. We will gladly email them to you!
We currently have some seedlings that are doing very well, and should be ready for sale by November. Please go to our 'Contact Us' link and ask us to add you to our News Letter to receive information about specials, recipes and items for sale.
Still very small, this Cherry will be fully developed by May 2012!
I want to thank every one of our Customers for supporting us at A Cup Of Faith Coffee Roasting Company. Because of your purchases, you have made it possible for us to donate Coffee to Hope Faith Ministries in Kansas City Missouri! They are a homeless shelter with such love for their guests as I have never seen. When we donate Coffee to them, that money can be used for other necessities for the homeless. In fact, they are working towards offering dental work for their homeless guests! WOW!!
From what I understand, their guests have been very pleased with our Coffee, and refer to it as "The good stuff"! Thank you!
If you have noticed, we are currently not offering our Blends at this time. I promise you, they will be back soon. We are re-ordering some Coffee for these Blends that should arrive quickly. When they do, we will have our Blends back up on our website. In the meantime, we are offering our Single Origin Coffees. Single Origin Coffees are a particular Coffee from one place and one type where as Blends are a blend of Coffees from two or more different areas of the world.
Our Single Origin Coffees are still 100% Arabica Coffees, Organic and Fair Trade, using high grade beans and Roasted by a person, not a computer. Hand written dates on the package tells you the Roasted On Date. We want you to know how fresh your Coffee is!
With Fall less than a month away, I am truly looking forward to the cooler weather, a crackling fire, and the gathering of Friends and Family.
I am especially looking forward to seeing our Soldiers come home form Iraq. Words cannot express how proud we are of you, all of you. To all the Soldiers who have made it home, and who have given their lives, to the Veterans and POW's, thank you for defending the Freedom so many take for granted.
These past few weeks have been very exciting!
The Lord showed us a Ministry here in the Kansas City, Missouri area. He brought it to our attention during last winter. There was just something about it, and I knew A Cup Of Faith was to be in partnership with them.
If you would recall, I wrote about them in the beginning stages of this Blog. The Ministry is called, Hope Faith Ministries, a homeless shelter which not only feeds 750 to 800 people daily, but also provides assistance, medicine, daily shuttle runs to hospital and shelters, Computer Lab / Job searches, Daily Bible Studies, Clothing, and so much more.
My Family and I visited the Shelter and were in awe of the peace that filled the building! People were truly happy, smiling and comfortable enough to sleep anywhere they could. No one seemed in distress, worried or anxious.
The people working were also very happy and so polite. It was truly a blessing to go an see.
I found out that they spent about $1,000.00 on Coffee every month for their guests.
When I mentioned that I was the Owner of a Coffee Roasting Company, their eyes lit up! But I was ahead of them. The Lord had put it on my heart to donate Coffee to them before we visited.
I struggled with this order that the Lord gave me. Our cost would be much greater to provide what they need.
Yes, that could only be from the Lord. Something to make up 'step out of the boat' and onto the waters being tossed by the storm.
Every time He has told me to do something, it looked naturally, impossible.
Many times I would drag my feet, or wonder if I had heard something I thought up. I would sometimes argue with Him, telling Him that I could not do it. (Not real bright. lol)
Over the months, we have talked, and kept in touch. I still wavered with this request from God, until one day I just made a decision to OBEY and just do what He asked.
A few days ago, Hope Faith Ministries called me, and said they are ready to get, "Some of your wonderful Coffee!" I had to laugh since I knew that this lady did not even drink Coffee. But it's the thought that counts.
Starting this weekend, we will be donating over 420 pounds of Coffee each month to Hope Faith Ministries. As I'm sure you can imagine, this can sound a bit unnerving, but unlike people, God can think 'outside the box'. He already had a plan.
He sent another Ministry our way last week called, "Fresh Cup Ministries". Pamela was looking for A Roaster, to use for their own Coffee brand. He brought Pamela across our path, and after meeting, decided to use us as their Roaster!
Why am I telling you this?
I want you to know that every time you purchase Coffee from A Cup Of Faith, and Fresh Cup Ministries, you are sowing into Hope Faith Ministries, helping to free up that money that was once used for Coffee, but can now be used for food, clothing, medicine, or any of the other services or items they give to such needy people!
I am truly happy about this partnership, and am looking forward to all that will be done through the love, care, physical and Spiritual feeding of these people!
Thank you for supporting A Cup Of Faith Coffee Roasting Company and our Ministry to help others in need.
For more information on Hope Faith Ministries, please visit their website at:
To find out more about, Fresh Cup Ministries please go to:
I was just reminded about "Christian Family Day" in Smithville Missouri, July 30, 2011.
100 E. Main, Courtyard
10:00am - 100:00pm!
The Bands, "Break The Fall" and "Ninth Hour" will be playing, as well as many other activities and guest speakers.
For more information, please click on this link: