Felix Coffee Co. is a small coffee line based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They create delicious home-roasted coffees packaged in beautiful locally designed containers. We first tried a cup of coffee from Felix Coffee Co. at our Holiday Maker Mart last year and we have been hooked ever since! Meet Felix Coffee Co. at our 2018 Holiday Maker Mart next weekend at Urban Artifact!
Tell us about your business.
We have no previous experience or background in small businesses or coffee so this is a first for us! Our mission is to simply create an environment where people feel comfortable ordering a cup of coffee from us for the first time. We want to perfect a cup of black coffee, so that people are tasting the coffee in its most natural state. We believe we have done that so far
What drew you to your craft?
The community, the creative freedom, and the complexity.
What is your favorite thing you have ever made?
Definitely our cold brew, it is always a summer favorite.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A musician of some sort or an actor.
What is your creative process?
A lot of trial and error. Just keep trying things different ways until I get it just right... A lot of thinking
What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?
To not be so focused on what I want to do, and kind of just let God do what he wants to do in my life. I'd live less selfishly.
Why is it important to support local artists & makers?
It's peoples’ passion. A lot of people leave the corporate world to pursue what they are actually passionate about, even when they know they wont make a lot of money so its very personal to people and we should always remember how hard someone works on something like that. To support it means the world to people and you're helping give them a chance at what they love doing.
Why do you love doing what you do?
I love what I'm doing because I can do whatever I want, no one can tell me no and I thrive in that environment. I love having full creative control over something and then seeing people react to it in a positive way. I love being able to make others happy, through something I've done or created
What advice do you have for other people who want to start their own businesses?
Just do it. As simple as that sounds, you really just have to go for it. Don't let life, or even just yourself hold you back. We have one life to live and it should be lived doing whatever it is we love doing and are most passionate about.
What is your favorite thing about exploring Ohio?
The diversity, and the endless amounts of opportunity. Growing up you never really appreciate how much Ohio has to offer, until you get out of high school and really experience the world for what it truly is. There's so much out there for us to explore and to experience, especially in Ohio.