We had the good fortune of connecting with Ross Lower and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ross, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Didi and I fell in love with California in 2019 when we did a tour from San Diego up to San Francisco. Living by the water was an absolute must as we are from Brighton in the U.K. and are water babies at heart. We both love coffee and the culture that goes with it. From sitting in a coffee shop reading a book to socializing with your friends as if you were in a bar. We wanted to create a business and space that lived and breathed the coffee and travel culture. So the thought of opening a plant-based roaming coffee truck in a completely different country seemed an amazing adventure that was too good not to pursue. We would have forever regretted it otherwise.
So here we are 3 months into having our business running and whilst it’s hard work and tough at times the adventure and opportunities are beyond exciting.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Miffies is co-owned by myself a creative in music as a guitarist and songwriter and my wife a former marketing manager professional in the world of cameras. Together with our joint skill set makes for an incredible partnership when running a business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Our favorite spots so far are Abbot Kinney by Venice, Malibu pier and the arts district. We love the whole vibe along with the amazing selection of places to eat, drink and shop. We highly recommend The Butchers Daughter in Venice for some lunch or dinner. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without our friends, at Farm Cup Coffee and Captain and Stoker none of this would be possible. We are forever grateful for the support Farm Cup Coffee gave us when we set out on this adventure and their continued mentoring. Captain and Stoker are our sole supplier of coffee and we are so fortunate to have found such an amazing roaster that creates insanely good beans. As well as this they also share our morals and values in a way they run their business. If ever you’re in Monterey go and check them out, likewise if you’re in Century City, LA check out the boys at Farm Cup Coffee.