Our Story

To be completely honest, we didn't always enjoy drinking coffee. We both had corporate jobs and often worked long hours; coffee was the magic fuel that kept us going. The problem was that the coffee at the office was stale, burnt and tasted terrible!

On weekends, we began visiting various coffee shops and experimenting with various brewing methods, roasts, and coffee from various regions. We quickly learned to recognize the distinct notes and which brewing methods were best for bringing out the flavors in the coffee. We were learning about the flavors of the world, one cup at a time. Our palate, like our knowledge, evolved.

Coffee shops, on the other hand, did not always appear to be welcoming or inclusive, and knowledge appeared to be closely guarded. We noticed that minorities and women were underrepresented in the coffee industry. The majority of coffee growers worldwide are people of color; women play an important role in harvesting and sorting coffee, but they are frequently excluded from decision-making positions or from becoming business owners. This inspired us to establish our own business.

Our commitment to provide a fuller coffee experience lead us to create Scary Good Coffee. We want to elevate our coffee experience from the comfort of our own home and share what we have learned with others. We also want to play a role in changing the representation of women, particularly women of color, in the coffee industry and making it more inclusive for all.

Thank you for allowing us to share our journey with you and for including us in yours.


Bring fresh and complex coffee to every kitchen while increasing visibility for women of color in the coffee industry.


Nancy & Shannon