We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenzie & Brad and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenzie & Brad, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Definitely the people around us. Whether that’s our family helping us to build the cart and giving us the proper tools to create something from the ground up or the customers that buy coffee. We definitely wouldn’t be where we are now without the support and love from those we surround ourselves with.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It took a lot of hard work to get to where we are. Just building the coffee cart presented a huge learning curve we were forced to overcome and we constantly had to encourage one another to keep working and keep trying even when something didn’t go as planned – which was a lot. It helped having friends and family offer their skills and expertise when they had it. Once the cart was done, then we really got to experiment with the coffee and the design and branding which is one of our favorite parts. We spent a lot of energy coming up with a unique logo and story and really working to incorporate that into our drinks we offer and our merchandise. We are constantly coming up with new flavors and new things to push our creativity to the limits while learning along the way.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?
There are so many great coffee shops in the area, but I’ll only name a few. Luce Ave is one of our absolute favorites and any time we’re in the city, we stop to make a visit. The museums are another great attraction for us – it seems like they have a little something for everyone and they make for great photos. Discovery Green also offers beautiful backdrops for photos, picnics, or just a lovely walk.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate this shoutout to our families. Without them, life would be a lot more boring, and it would be a whole lot harder to make this cart as great and fun as it is.
All photos taken by Kenzie Rankin and Bradley Bailey, owners of Galavants Coffee