From a passing idea that sparked on the ride home from a family vacation on the Forgotten Coast, to a serious conversation about if it could really happen, to assembling a small family/friend team, to two years of weekly meetings, to finally finding a spot to begin our store, to months of construction... we are so excited to be beginning Forgotten Coast Coffee in our hometown of Duluth, Ga.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
"For almost two decades, our family vacationed on the Emerald Coast of Florida. The beautiful weather and beautiful beaches were always something our family looked forward to each spring. As the kids got older, we moved further and further southeast down the panhandle away from the crowds, each year seeking a place to more easily connect with each other and the beautiful world around us. Our journey ended when we visited some friends in the sleepy town of Port St. Joe, Florida. From there, we expanded our experiences to Apalachicola and then to St. George Island. We knew there was something special about these places, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. The beaches weren’t any nicer, the restaurants weren’t as plentiful, but something kept drawing us back. One night, while staying on St. George Island, I walked outside and noticed something….stars. Millions of stars were the only light illuminating the beach and the horizon. My soul felt a connection to that moment and that place instantly and that connection never left.
- Randy Collins, Co-founder