Happy 2020!

Happy 2020!

Hi my friends! Welcome to 2020! ..It's been a minute. I last updated Coffee With Shay in September 2019. I know.. the 30 Days of Coffee With Shay was abruptly cut short. But life happens. We can all relate, right? Now, we enter a new year and a new decade. How exciting! Can we all [...]

Coffee Break: Instagram

Coffee Break: Instagram

Instagram is omnipresent. Social media as a whole has shaped the behaviors and norms of today's society. The desire to create the best possible content is a driving force in what people do and how people do things. Take the travel industry - a prime example. We now have easier access to information and visuals [...]

Coffee Break: Damn Good Advice by George Lois

Coffee Break: Damn Good Advice by George Lois

One of my favorite books of all time: Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by the one and only George Lois. A book of life lessons from one of the most influential figures in the world of advertising. Here are a few of my favorite quotes of his. [...]

A Year of Coffee With Shay

A Year of Coffee With Shay

It's been one year since Coffee With Shay launched. How quickly time flies! The past year has been filled with enormous support and inspiring conversations. The best part, there is so much more in store for the coming year! I can't wait to share. To celebrate, I've compiled my favorite quotes from the change-makers that [...]

Coffee Farm Tour: Heavenly Hawaiian

Coffee Farm Tour: Heavenly Hawaiian

On a recent trip to the Big Island (Hawai'i Island), we visited Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm in Holualoa. We went on a tour, tried their delicious coffee, and got to chat with the owner. It was a great experience! Everyone that works there is genuinely friendly and equally knowledgeable of their coffee. Even more [...]

Why Coffee With Shay?

Why Coffee With Shay?

A little insight as to why I started Coffee With Shay.  First off, coffee is amazing. It got me through both undergrad and grad school. Soy vanilla lattes with the occasional soy caramel frappacino with extra caramel drizzle. Coffee gives me life! Caffeine, I must admit, is a necessity. In the least, my daily routine [...]

Coffee on Valentine’s Day!

Coffee on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day friends! I hope your day is filled with love and joy. Love for your family, friends, fur babies, and special someones. Joy for all that you have and all that you are. Because you are fabulous! I show my love and joy for you all with a special THANK YOU! Thank you [...]

Coffee Break: Social Surfing

Coffee Break: Social Surfing

Time for a coffee break. Social media has become immersed in our culture - it can't be avoided.  How do I stay up to date with what's happening and the newest trends?  A social surf of course.  At least, that's what I call it.  Social surfing: surfing social media and/or the internet for any relevant [...]