Being born into a family of coffee drinkers and lovers, it is not always the predisposition to become what was. However, when growing up surrounded by the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the mind often retains memories with smells.
Janelle Kirby may have been born in Victoria but after moving to South East Queensland in 2007, her passion for coffee, and specialty coffee at that, continued to grow.
“Coffee became my bonding tool for connection; it felt like a safe place to make new connections to an unfamiliar space or to meet a new person,” said Janelle.
“I always felt comfortable meeting people over coffee, listening to them and more often than not helping each other in some way.
“I began dreaming of owning my own shop. I envied the décor, the smell, and the various owners I met in my coffee tours around Queensland.
“I was inspired to see so many women working in the coffee industry and began to dive in deeper.”
The trip to owning her own shop was a long and exciting journey. In 2016 Janelle met a Barista Champion and began working for her. This gave Janelle a whole new appreciation for specialty coffee.
While working full-time, Janelle started Miss Honey, a coffee trailer, and used this to continue to learn, grow and meet many new people.
In May this year Bloom’n Coffee launched in a brink and mortar shop in Loganholme and has been the place for many markets, stories, and good times.
The support of the Logan community has seen the team continue to grow when talking to Janelle you can see her passion for people and of course coffee.