This is all Linda's fault! Seven years ago my friend Linda gifted me a tin of coffee she had roasted at home. Admittedly I assumed her home-made coffee would be...less than great. As I'm a polite sort of guy I did prepare a cup....so I could say I did...and then without lying tell her I 'enjoyed' her coffee. Much to my surprise it was much better than anticipated. As a foodie type myself I thought about trying my hand at coffee roasting in my own kitchen. Another surprise: I sucked at it! Arrggh! Sometimes the coffee turned out great sometimes not even close. Not the type who ever-EVER gives up, I began journaling and reading and experimenting for a few years until I developed a consistent method of roasting and blending that produced a great cup every time. Much like my Friend Linda I too began giving coffee as gifts to friends and colleagues. The feedback was extremely encouraging....to the point that I seriously considered diving into the business. My fore's initially were pretty tentative, just a test really to see if my assessment of my skills were deserved or delusion. Once again the feedback was encouraging! So.. there it is, the genesis of Flor de Volcan Coffee. To date I roast for five restaurants in Sacramento and a large number of private clients. All thanks' to the kind gift of home roasted coffee from a friend. Thanks' Linda!! Oh.... and one more thing. When I came up with the company name I was dabbling in Spanish. So, for those who are aware that Flor de Volcan is actually a bit off grammatically and feel the need to gently correct my Spanglish, please refrain. I was aware prior to securing the company name legally. I just.... like the way it sounds. -Thomas ...