Valentine's Day love: I'm not crying, you're crying...

When a dear Dad, husband and Captain in the US Army wrote to us wanting to spoil his dear wife, we couldn't help but conspire with him to give her the perfect Valentine's Day gift :) 

It started when we received a note in early 2019, here's part of it:

"I have recently returned from yet another deployment and would very much like to surprise my wife with a Unimatic. She has sacrificed time and time again in support of my career and caring for our four kiddos while I spend months and years away from the family. My wife and I always begin our days with a cup of coffee together and I would like to enhance, and create greater lasting memories and conversations, with this new addition… I cannot wait to enhance our mornings and introduce our kiddos to the importance and significance of morning rituals and the lifelong impacts they offer.” 

Knowing that our little Unimatic is a symbol of this family having coffee "together" while he's away makes our hearts skip a beat. 

Here’s the note I received when he surprised Leslie (he couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day)!! 

“ Quick story of how it all went down. The package arrived on 14 January (see picture of me holding the box) and I have hid it ever since waiting for the right time. I am preparing breakfast for everyone, pancakes and sausage, and our youngest comes running into the kitchen and says “Dad, Mommy has asked if you can make coffee this morning." I knew this was the perfect moment. I grabbed the box and walked it over to Leslie. The moment was everything I was hoping it would be as Leslie is 50/50 on surprises. She was apprehensive about opening a box that did not have her name on it.I was insistent and with a perplexed look on her face she obliged. Upon opening the box she immediately saw your notes, looked at me with a quizzical look, and kept investigating. Immediately upon moving your notes she saw your logo and gasped the most excited gasp I have heard in a long time. The tears started flowing and it truly was a lasting memory I will hold onto forever. 
Thanks again for everything!!!!! Your personal notes made this experience even more memorable. Don't ever change, keep pushing boundaries, and God bless you in all your future endeavors. BTW, and don't cringe when I say this, but I normally enjoy a healthy amount of diabetes in my coffee. Your coffee is without one of the best I have ever tasted; and both Leslie and I are enjoying without creamers. I have traveled a decent amount throughout the world, but the method you roast your beans, the smoothness, and the intense flavor is impeccable. Thank you thank you thank you! I make my way to DC today for my new assignment and will be geo-bacheloring it during the week, but I now have your coffee and my family to look forward to on the weekends.” 

#imnotcryingyourecrying… Seriously, not a dry eye in the room when I read this aloud. To know that we have an impact like this on the families that we serve means everything. This is the reason why we chose not to go after big contracts or wholesale accounts, we wanted to focus on families, moments. It seemed like a counter-intuitive move, because it would mean we grew MUCH more slowly, but that always felt like the only true option. We pride ourselves in serving humans and impacting our #unimaticfam deeply. Our hope is that you all spread the word - family to family - with us, rather than us trying to scale for scaling sake. We love notes and stories like these and want to know every single one of them! We want to work our tails off to have an impact like the one above on as many families as possible...

We think of it this way, if we're all put on this earth for a reason, and some part of that reason is to spread love in the way that only we can, I'm pretty sure that for us - we serve through coffee... The late Ram Dass summed up what we feel quite well, “we’re all just walking each other home.” 

Thank you Randy, for your service, for taking the time to share this with us, and for showing us what it looks like for two people to embody love and elevate the little moments in life, because in reality, those moments, those are the big ones :)


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What the Unimatic family is saying…

"Thank you so much, I happened to see the program on Netflix called Coffee for All. As you refer to my net coffee pot as a "her" she will be appropriately named "Grace" after my grandmother who gave me my first percolator coffee pot at the age of 18. Now as I brew coffee in the mornings I will think of my grandparents more often."

- Joe, family member of Unimatic #392

"I am truly happy with the Unimatic. A perfect cup of coffee and the story that goes with it even makes it more enjoyable."

- David, family member of Unimatic #418

Thank you dearest Elisabeth for being the much needed catalyst for change. For sharing your remedy for our home life that has been suspended after much trial and trauma. We laughed, shared, marveled and lingered the table discussing your father’s creation. We spent time together as a family, enjoying the newness of what is usually the mundane. Creating your shared legacy... a cup of coffee. The Unimatic made our house a home... long gone are the quick days of the Keurig or nearest coffee shop. We look forward to spending tomorrow morning with Brunetta.

- Monica, family member of Unimatic #329