Kevin's passion for coffee
excellence had roots in the
Caribbean Island of Jamaica. While
savoring the exquisite flavor of
pure Jamaican Blue Mountain, his
vision was created to import
exclusive coffee beans from around
the world. Sampling the finest
coffee from different countries
over the next decade set the stage
for the future.
In the late
1990's Kevin's hobby of creating
unique coffee bean blends and
coffee roasting was born.
Initially roasting for friends and
family as special gifts, he was
headed for something bigger.
recipient was his friend and
Roll Hall of Fame"
bassist, Larry Graham, of Graham
for Sly &
the Family Stone) Larry and
his family lived in Jamaica for 7
years and they enjoy Jamaican Blue
Mountain coffee. It was Larry's
encouragement for Kevin to share
this "coffee art" by starting a
Larry became his first customer.
The Specialty Java brand was born.
Kevin formed numerous successful
coffee brands currently in
distribution throughout the U.S.
His skills in private label brand
development for his clients has
become the cornerstone for
worldwide growth of the various
the passionate testimonials sent in
Knowing he has literally helped
put a smile on the face of
hundreds of thousands
of clients across the USA when
they sip the fruits of his art
brings him a
deep sense of satisfaction
the opportunity to
do something in your life that you
truly love, is the best reward of
Kevin's success is deeply rooted
a business selling plums
door-to-door at the age of 6. This
followed by several other
entrepreneurial endeavors during
Junior and Senior High School. After
college, he began a career
as an executive search consultant.
He soon started his
own executive search firm,
Emerging Technology Services, Inc.,
specializing in the recruitment of
I.T. professionals across the U.S.
Driven by this entrepreneurial spirit,
today he enjoys
helping independent coffee shops
in the face of competition from
North Dakota, Kevin attended the University
pursuing dual majors in Business
Administration and Music
and his wife Shirley, have 2
travel and volunteering.