Timing is everything. We’ve all heard that phrase before. Often when we’re trying to make something happen that just isn’t happening.
Four and a half years ago when we first came to China, we had the unknown in front of us. Perhaps if we had known everything we had ahead of us in the next couple of years, we would never have boarded that plane.
But I’m so glad we did. It was all a matter of timing. And now, it seems, the time is right.
As we have returned here, we have a beautiful home to live in (now furnished), our children have found friends–in fact my posts this week have been so sparse because we’ve spent almost the entire week either entertaining or being entertained by friends. One evening this week we had a family over to dinner. It was the first time for our kids to get together, and it was incredible. Both Sweetpea and Pumpkin found friends in their children (who are almost the same ages and like matched sets to our children). We are planning to get together again in the very near future.
And after planning, saving and waiting for just the right time, JavaMan has launched his coffee business, after the purchase of his shiny new roaster (pictured below) in late September.
I’m actually a little late getting this post up. His operations have been up and running for exactly two months today. He’s had several orders from expats across China, and a chance to introduce some of our friends and neighbors to the fresh-roasted coffee experience–something that is a rare find here in China. It has been well-received. He’s already had repeat orders and worked out a Christmas blend.
And the timing is right. Depending on who you talk to, the coffee industry in China is growing by 15 to 30% annually, and there are some heritage coffee plants being nurtured in the Yunnan province of China producing coffee that is surprising our Chinese and expat friends alike with its quality.
After eight months with our feet back on Chinese soil, we’re feeling at home. Timing is everything.
P.S. If you’re interested in purchasing Legacy Coffee, wholesale or retail, in Canada or in China, visit JavaMan’s Facebook page.