Coffee, Y'all

Culinary Women and Coffee: Meet Julie McAllister

My business is For Heaven Bakes—a specialty cake company where I focus on the really fun 3D and 2D carved and decorated cakes. Almost my entire 10+ year professional career has been in marketing, but I've been involved with baking in a part-time capacity for the past several years. When I lived in DC, I worked at a bakery in the early mornings before my full-time job during the day, and then when I moved to Charleston I started my speciality cake business on the side.

Meet Jaki DiGeronimo, Owner of Java Java

To kick off our new blog, we’re launching a regular feature “Culinary Women and Coffee,” celebrating hardworking women in the F&B community. For our first feature, we head down to Kiawah Island to visit Java Java owner, Jaki DiGeronimo and her sister Sarah. Sarah is the shop manager, while Jaki is the store owner of the popular coffee shop in Freshfields village.

Welcome to the King Bean blog!

Coffee, Y’all shares everything we love about coffee in the South. Based in Charleston and the surrounding lowcountry, we showcase our fantastic culinary scene, our thriving King Bean community and of course, talk about all things coffee! We hope you enjoy it.

Katie Weinberger

King Bean Creative Director




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