About Me

This is what I do.

I began searching out local coffee shops when I decided to stop supporting Starbucks. Over time I discovered coffee like never before at these amazing local coffee shops! Passionate baristas and an amazing coffee community emerged and I fell hard, never looking back. I longed to share this side of the coffee industry with you via a blog. That amazing experience birthed The Beauty Suitcase.

My travels have taken me to more than 100 different coffee shops, 20 states and over 18,000 miles! The endless cappuccinos, pour overs and black coffees have expanded my understanding, as well as deepened my love for the brew and the bean. I continue to travel and will do so until I have visited all 50 states. Bringing you a guide to amazing local coffee shops, no matter where you are!

My hope is that as you enjoy my weekly blog, it will inspire you to skip out on well known big coffee companies and support your local coffee shops wherever you are. Here, I hope you will discover new coffee shops (by state), different coffee roasters and a little bit about me and my coffee routine along the way.

So grab a cup of coffee, take a seat and relax. I have a passion for good beans, fresh roasts, and traveling to discover unique coffee experiences. Hear from the heart of a mom walking the path of life with a cup of joe in her hand, always!