We had the good fortune of connecting with Kavia Simmons and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kavia, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is an important tool in life, it requires courage and confidence. Great, unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking. Life begins at the end of our comfort zone, and with every risk you either win or gain wisdom. You have to manifest and pursue your goals which involves a great deal of risk-taking. Failure is apart of taking risk but isn’t something I am afraid of, instead, it’s something I embrace. I’ve failed at many things in life but those failures have acted as a stepping stone in elevating my career. Starting my own coffee company has been the riskiest, yet most exciting thing I’ve done in my life thus far. I chose to bet on myself and trust the process, trust my vision and trust my hard work. You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe, I’m proud to be a risk-taker, and I’m proud to be the owner of I Love My Coffee Black.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I Love My Coffee Black is a gourmet coffee company established in Chicago, Illinois in 2020. We offer various blends and flavors made from beans all over the world. Our mission is to provide quality and diversity to our customers with freshly roasted, flavor infused, black coffee. We deliver a historic coffee adventure with some of the most influential people who discovered these beloved beans along the way.
As a independent black owned company we pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service along with delicious coffee at the highest quality.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to Shout Out my mother Jacqueline for the countless hours she’s spent listening to my ideas, as well as tasting all my signature blends and gourmet flavors. Shout Out my business partner Michael Davis, this business wouldn’t be half as successful without you, your hard work and dedication is what will help propel us forward! Shout Out my 3 Children Kamarion, Kamiya, & Kylie for understanding that with great success comes great sacrifice. Shout out my team of coffee roasters at Stivers Coffee Inc, and Shout Out to all our customers for their continued support.