Hi! I'm Melissa Miller, owner of Kore Coffee and Flowers. I would like to share with you my story and the story of my business.
I’ve always been a woman that is deeply connected to the earth. Recently, I have been growing even closer to the earth through flowers. When the pandemic hit, I had just graduated with my MBA. I had lost the job that I had as a barista at a local coffee shop. As my path shifted, I moved in with my partner, who had a farm with a few acres. We started to dream about what we wanted to create. Out of boredom from being in lockdown, we started to grow our own vegetables. It was a deeply healing and growing process for us and for our relationship. As the world started opening up, my partner went back to his business but I was still in search of the right direction.
In the silence and calm of our farm, I daydreamed of what I wanted my life to look like. The small flower patch near the garden seemed to glow. It led me to want to grow more and more flowers. Eventually, I came up with the idea to pair two things that bring people together – coffee and flowers.
This past year, I created my business, Kore Coffee and Flowers. I am currently in the midst of gathering all the pieces together. The end result will be a magical place for people to walk in the sunshine, pick their favorite flowers, and enjoy a cup of coffee all surrounded by people they love, neighbors, and strangers that could turn to friends. A sacred place where people can connect to each other and the earth in an authentic and inspiring way.
While this year, we are not yet ready for people to come to the farm. Our focus will be selling at local farmers' markets and doing a summer and fall CSA. We have dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos, delphiniums, amaranth, bells of Ireland, sweet peas, foxgloves, and more.
In a culture where there is so much confusion and materialism, I wanted to give something that is authentic and speaks to the soul. My hope is to spread love through the flowers that I grow.