When my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, after the initial shock, my first thoughts were, how could this happen? She never smoked. She was active. She had no family history of any type of cancer. Where could this have come from?
The oncologist, a smart and compassionate friend of mine, gave her 6 months to live. 6 months.That just wouldn’t work in my schedule of life – I needed her to be there for my kids’ graduations, for holidays, to cook those classic southern meals I fondly remember. I took long jogs where other runners couldn’t see the difference in my sweat and my tears as I reflected on all of this. And, 6 months to the day, she crossed the threshold from this life to the next. Ironically, as much as it hurt over that time, we were able to say our goodbyes, our I Love You’s, our peace.
So what does this have to do with coffee? Cancer, along with heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several other health conditions partly or wholly come from inflammation and oxidation in the body. Coffee, when optimized for health like we do here at Umble, is the highest source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in your daily diet! Study after study shows the health benefits of coffee when done the right way. Could it have prevented my mother from getting pancreatic cancer? I’ll never know, but I feel like discovering, craft roasting and delivering to you the best tasting, healthiest coffee on the planet are small things I can do to make your day (and your health) a little better!
I had the honor of selling my very first bag of coffee to my mother before she died. She was in the middle of chemo and some things, including coffee, didn’t taste good to her anymore (she used to love coffee), but she mustered up the energy to come outside for a victory ‘first sell’ picture and even wanted to drink some when we got back in the house! I don’t know who was prouder – her of my new adventure, or me that I could serve her through making a cup of coffee.
She got a bag of coffee for a dollar. I got a special memory that will stay with me always.
…So…as we move forward, what do you get? Simple. You get my pledge to discover, craft roast, and deliver to you the healthiest coffee imaginable! It was my honor to serve my mom and it’s my honor to serve you! Together, we can take coffee to the next level!