A lot of our customers ask us why we decided to name our brand Karvan Coffee. We also get mistakenly called “caravan coffee” on a frequent basis, which as you will find out is actually rather relevant…
For all of the team here at Leaf Bean Machine, roasting specialty coffee for you to enjoy in your home is something that we take very seriously. It is personal, both for you as consumers and us as passionate coffee people. We believe people drink coffee for a variety of reasons: for enjoyment, as a necessity to start the day, as a pick me up, to be social, for the delicious taste and to boost motivation.
So what motivated Brad and Fleur Cassidy to start up as a specialty coffee roaster and create the brand Karvan Coffee?
As all good business people do, Brad and Fleur decided to set themselves some goals, one of which was to travel around Australia. Running two restaurants kept them both so busy, and they all too soon forgot about their goal setting as they were swept up in business life.
Years later, after a close friend received an untimely cancer diagnosis, the Cassidy’s were reminded of how precious and fleeting life could be. As so many of us know all too well, illness is a sharp reminder that life is short. So they decided there was no better time to revisit their goal setting.
Just a few short months later, Brad and Fleur sold their business, rented out their house and purchased a caravan. It was finally time to fulfil their goal to take the family around Australia. The Cassidy’s spent the next year of their life in a caravan being gypsies, and to this day they claim it was probably the best thing they have ever done; it changed their lives.
Karvan comes from the Persian word meaning caravan. And Karvan Coffee pays homage to the Cassidy’s life-changing trip. We hope that Karvan brings a little bit of life-changing magic to your day, too.