Hi! I am Kris Krohn, and I have a passion for great coffee - coffee makes me happy 🙂 But the story doesn’t end there.
Waking Up In A Fog
Years back I started waking up feeling cloudy. It was as if my brain was filled with fog. It became difficult to balance business, family and life. I sought to seek a remedy - there must be something out there that could help. I read articles about brain fog, researched Lyme disease (which I had as a child), listened to other similar experiences and discovered along the way the power of turmeric as an anti-inflammatory and all natural way to combat brain fog. And it wasn’t just turmeric that was beneficial, but also a ton of other purposeful spices.
Let’s rewind a bit...
The journey to creating spiced coffee started in my youth. At that time the go-to for coffee was big chains serving donuts and shitty coffee. On occasion, I would visit with my Aunt Janet and she would bring me a fresh cup of coffee. This coffee was no regular coffee though, it was effing delicious. One day as I sipped it, I asked her why her coffee tasted so different. She replied that every morning as she made the coffee she would put a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on the coffee grounds.
The Power of Spices in Coffee
Years later struggling with brain fog, I thought to myself if cinnamon and nutmeg taste so good in coffee what if other spices were added? I purchased every spice I could find and went to work experimenting in the kitchen. I researched the healing power of spices and learned that turmeric, ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, star anise, cloves and cinnamon have been used by numerous cultures over the years for their benefits to the mind and body!
Sitting in the kitchen trying hundreds of combinations of coffee and spices I realized not only was I creating a great tasting coffee, I was also creating a better coffee.
Chakra Spiced Coffee
I turned my kitchen into a coffee testing facility. Picture the Doc Brown of spices and coffee. I learned what spices tasted good in coffee and what combinations tasted like shit. I would create a blend, have my wife, friends and family taste it and watch their face light up with amazement or cringe with disgust. In the end, I came away with several of the best tasting (and best for you!) blends of spiced coffee.
In the beginning of this process, I met my co-founder and partner Sebastian Naum. He helped fuel my passion for the benefits that spiced coffee did for my mental health and we decided to make this company a purpose-driven one for mental health awareness. I drink Chakra Spiced Coffee everyday and while it hasn’t cured all my problems, the saturation of the spices accompanied with a healthy diet and exercise helped eliminate my brain fog. I felt I needed to share this discovery with the world.
I hope that our special blends of Spiced Coffee not only taste delicious but also help you have a clear and focused mind.
Which is the best way to start your day!
The CHAKRA NAME
The Chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC. There are 7 chakras - Crown,Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral and Root. These Chakras represent inner energies within your mind and body. The health of one's chakras is directly connected to the health of the physical body, the mind and the emotional well being of a person.
We felt our special blends of spiced coffee complimented this tradition of balancing your inner energies. For this reason we chose to name our brand Chakra Spiced Coffee.