Episode 22 – Angie’s Queen Bean
Birth of Queenie
If you've seen the truck that wears a crown, you've seen Angie in her coffee truck. Angie English started her coffee truck business in March of this year and it's already attracted a loyal following. Angie's Queen Bean is unique to the Idaho Falls area. There are local coffee shops that deliver but Angie is the only coffee truck who brings the coffee fresh to you where you are.
The coffee truck business idea was born from watching her cousin in Twin Falls who started her own coffee truck business. Angie caught up with her cousin after years of separation and was introduced to the idea of the coffee truck and that gave her the idea of starting this in Idaho Falls. After a few hours of taking a ride with her cousin, she knew that's what she wanted to do. On the ride home, she called and ordered her truck.
She knew this business would be perfect for her because she loves people and loves serving them. She believed that this idea would give her the opportunity to do both and provide her joy and fill her passion.
Angie's original career
“I wasn't ready to go home and sit still,” she said. She felt like God was telling her that this door was closed and she needed to look for something else to do. Once she gave her boss her notice she wasn't sure what was in store for her next, until she met up with her cousin.
“I love status quo, I don't do stuff like this. I took such a huge risk with this,” she said. She explained that she just knew that this was what she was supposed to do. With that in mind, she recruited customers even before her truck was ready. She sold her vision and had fans before there was even a product.
Angie feels like there's so much negativity in the world that she has a mission to provide positivity. She does this through her social media and how she deals with her customers.
“You find those people, you surround yourself with those people who get you. I've wasted a lot of time trying to make myself ‘
Although servicing every size of business would be her dream, she just cannot be everywhere at the same place. To serve more people and be available she is establishing set hours at certain locations. Her hope is that by being present at some of these places more people will be able to find her when they want their daily buzz.
Hard work doesn't scare her away and it's a good thing because her 5 am call isn't going to change. She's putting her all into the next 5 years and hopes to expand at some point, but today she's focused on taking care of Queenie.
If you are trying to find Angie's Queen Bean, check her out on facebook https://www.facebook.com/AngiesQueenBean/
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