The Z Beans Stories

The Next Big Idea

It hurt losing The Next Big Idea. I thought about it for many days and nights. Could I have done something differently? Now, thinking back on it, if I'd have won the competition, Z Beans would not be where it is today. Momentary satisfaction may have prevented me from taking a leap of faith - from giving me the fire to prove Z Beans is more than 'just coffee.' 

King Benjamin

From the next morning forward, I knew Ben and I would be good friends. I will always respect any man who can challenge my work ethic, and Ben did just that...

Roosevelt and Rose: The Z Beans Coffee Roasters

Another 35 hours later, Carter and I returned to Macon. This time with two coffee roasters. One Diedrich IR-12 and one 7lb Primo...

2018: A Year in Review

Carter and I are both grateful for the opportunities afforded to us in 2018. We have both learned a great deal about business and ourselves. However, we are excited to move on to 2019. A new year brings a clean slate - a set of new opportunities and a set of new obstacles. 

Persistence and Faith: Carter's Story

Persistence and Faith: Carter's Story “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” –...

If You Can Take it, You Will Make It

When I started Z Beans, I never thought I'd find someone willing to sacrifice as much as I do. Would anyone else be willing to forego a higher paying job? Would anyone else be willing to get 5 hours of sleep a night? Would anyone else be willing to take a 15 hour bus ride? Would anyone else be willing to live in the office? Would anyone be willing to take it, so Z Beans can make it?