João Lucas and his wife Isabelle Lucas are the founders of Tropical Coffee Roasters. We met through mutual friends at a summer barbecue and they told me a story that I would never forget. João and Isabelle went on a quick trip to Brazil to visit Isabelle's mother. While on this trip, the couple discovered a secret; Brazil coffee beans. They had a taste unlike any other beans. They were nutty with a bittersweet tropical taste. Every single chew left you wanting more and more. It was an addiction. An addiction João and Isabelle took with them to the states.
João had an amazing idea. He wanted to share this treasure he had discovered in Brazil with his friends and family in America. He started to roast these coffee beans from Brazil in his home. However, he needed a package to put this amazing coffee beans in. That's when he reached out to me at that summer barbecue.