A little about us and Local Coffee Talks.

How Dwight Inspired Local Coffee Talk

Local Coffee Talks, has been inspired by my father, Dwight. He loves to visit cafes and coffee shops. He enjoyed meet people in these places. He would leave the cafe/ coffee shop inspired and with insight. One of his ambitions was to travel across Canada and visit various cafes/ coffee shops and meet people along the way.

October 30th, 1985, a car accident, due to a drunk driver, crippled him; and recently, he has been diagnosed with cancer and given about a year to live, January 2021.  As of October 28th, 2021 my father passed away.  Dwight’s and many cancer fighting patients spirit and determination reminds us to live.

Background About Us (me)

A bit of background about me, Nathon. In 1999, I started to travel and to live in various parts of the world. My first overseas trip was: Japan in December 1999, then in 2000 I went to South Korea. In 2003, I moved to Daegu, South Korea. From 1999 till 2021, I have visited over 49 countries and have lived in 3 different countries.

While in each country and city, I would make sure to visit a cafe or coffee shop. While in South Korea, a few cafes/ coffee shops knew me very well. When I return home, to Canada, I always go back to the Bean Scene, in Vernon BC, and say, “hi” to Phil.

When you are at home, you go to your local coffee shop. We welcome into our community here in Cork. We support local because the local business gives back to our community. Many of us know the big brand names.  When we travel, we tend to visit the big brand names. The intention of Local Coffee Talk is to support the local coffee shops and cafes.

The big brand names offer a brand or an identity that many people know around the world. You can meet some very interesting people in these places. As you follow Local Coffee Talk, you will read about all sorts of different kinds of information regarding coffee. You will meet people from various types of backgrounds.

The Intention & Concept Local Coffee Talk

The idea behind these chats/ interviews is to inspire you and to leave you with little tidbits of wisdom and insights. We are looking to create a collective community. A community where like minded people can come together: laugh, share ideas and experiences, and give helpful advice. My father Dwight always found new and old friends at the cafe/ coffee shop.

Another side to Local Coffee Talks is about local recipes and our own creative spin on coffee related recipes. The coffee recipes will be about: cakes, cupcakes, and how to make certain types of coffees. With each interview, we will ask each person what his/her favourite coffee is and if s/he has any particular recipes s/he might want to share.

When we visit roasters, we will be asking them about what roasting coffee. Hopefully, some of the roasters will have recipes to share. As time goes on, there will be buttons to buy bags of coffee and coffee related equipment. Keep in mind that we may earn an something from the affiliate link(s).

You may also want to join our monthly coffee subscription.

Summary About Us

As mentioned, Local Coffee Talk is about us giving a tribute my father, Dwight. We want to give those people who are unable to leave their house or place of residence a portal to meet people at a cafe. We also want to give you the local traveller a place where you can learn about what other coffee enthusiasts are doing, in Cork Ireland. So, let us know the type of people you like to learn about, in the comments. Your support is appreciated.

At the moment, due to restrictions, the focus is primarily about the coffee culture of Cork Ireland. Once restrictions lift, we will visit other cities, counties, and countries. Essentially, a you will sense and come to appreciate, Local Coffee Talks is about living the life Dwight and others couldn’t; and, we are giving back to the local communities and businesses that have been supportive and inspiring us when we needed to be uplifted.

Before he passed. The two of us had a few minutes in his room. I knew that he was going to pass soon. I started to cry, knowing that these moments were precious.
He looked at me and asked, “Why are you crying?”

I said, “You’re going to die.”

Dwight looked at me with his parting words, “So, what.”