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Fresh Cut Flowers in Allentown, PA
Melissa Miller
Kore Coffee and Flower Owners

About Kore

Woman-owned, Goddess-inspired

 

Kore is all about sharing and experiencing the gifts of the earth. Our name comes from the multifaceted Greek goddess Kore, who embodied balance and duality down to her, well, core. The light and the dark. The fertile underworld and the bounty it gives rise to above. It’s her essence that inspired our offerings: the dark, rich earthiness of coffee and the bright, uplifting joy of flowers.

About the Founder
Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

The vision for Kore started to form in the early days of the pandemic, when so much of the world, myself included, was dealing with life-shifting changes. I had just finished my MBA and was indulging my love of coffee — and perfecting my brew techniques — as head barista at Hava Java in Lehigh Valley. Then, lockdowns happened and my world ground to a halt.

 

To pass the time, I started growing vegetables and flowers on a few acres of farmland. Nurturing those tiny seeds into full-grown plants became more than just a daily ritual. It provided a ray of light through a dark time, and it shifted something in me. I began to feel a dawning joy and a growing connection to the earth…and a call to share that connection with my community.

 

And so, Kore was born. It is quite simply, the ultimate passion project and a way to unite the things I love most. Coffee and flowers. Growth and connection. My business background and commitment to community care. And this is just the beginning — big plans are on the way at our flower farm to offer even more opportunities to gather and make meaningful connections, in the glow of good company and surrounded by the beauty of nature.

 

But the best way to understand Kore is to experience it! Come enjoy a cup of fresh barista-brewed coffee and browse our seasonal bouquets, grown with love right here in Allentown.

Meet the Kore Team

About the Co-Founder
Hector Lisboa

Hector Lisboa

I've always had a passion for building and designing things. For seeing the potential in something and then bringing it into being. Since 2012, I’ve run my own commercial residential and construction business. But the “call to create” goes back even farther than that.

 

Growing up in Puerto Rico, I had the opportunity to pick coffee beans. It was hard work that began before dawn, but I loved it. Because I got to see firsthand how care and craftsmanship produced something incredible. Starting with the coffee cherry being plucked from the tree…all the way through to enjoying a cup of freshly roasted coffee. It was inspiring, soulful work and I took immense pride in it.

 

It was the same with Kore. When I first bought the property, it wasn’t much. Just a rundown farmhouse on acres of undeveloped land. But, to a builder and designer, it was a blank canvas and an exciting opportunity to flex my creative muscles. That’s probably why I felt so drawn to this place from the very first time I laid eyes on it, almost as if I were guided here. I’d always wanted to try my hand at farming and now I had my chance, surrounded by the beauty of nature and alongside my amazing partner, Melissa. Together, through hard work, determination, and creativity, we brought our shared dream of Kore into reality.

 

Everything we do here today is a labor of love and a co-creation with nature. From growing seasonal flowers to brewing coffee to dreaming up the big plans we have for the future. One of my proudest creations is the Kore coffee trailer, which I personally restored by hand. When things are made this way — with time, care, and attention — the end result is worlds apart from the corporate world of commercially made things. They keep their soul. They have meaning. They create connections.

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