After the storm...

in Cinnamon Cup Coffee2 months ago

It dawns again in the coffee plantation owned by Mrs. Dulce, she took over the family business after her brothers emigrated to another country, another continent. In spite of her meticulous knowledge of the entire production process, the excess of responsibilities with her family, employees and merchants, make it seem as if she is in a battle from which she must emerge victorious.

After 10 minutes of meditation, morning exercises and a cup of coffee with freshly ground beans from her hacienda, Dulce walks to the offices located a short distance from the house.

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With an optimistic greeting, she strolls through the corridors and smiles with each employee, arrives at her private office and tells her assistant the urgency of hiring the services of a marketing company to help her find a triumphant way out of the difficult reality that the company was going through.

A few days before the beginning of the Christmas season, the sales of its coffee production have been affected by the amount of illegal imports that have arrived in the country, the evasion of taxes allows imported coffee to be cheaper than national coffee and in a country where inflation is affecting the salaries of its inhabitants, the option to make the money work is to buy cheaply even if it means less quality of the product.

In the warehouse of Dulce's company lie thousands of kilograms of coffee that, because they have been there for so long (without sales), have lost their particularity in terms of smell and flavor. She refuses to allow her coffee to reach the supermarket shelves, as it could jeopardize the name of the family company.

At 2:00 PM the representative of the marketing firm arrives punctually with the best recommendations in the sector. Dulce explains the reality that his company is going through and after a tour of the warehouse, Peter commits himself to find an outlet for the coffee beans as soon as possible.

Two days passed before Dulce received news from Peter. After a brief telephone conversation, they arranged a meeting for that same afternoon.

Upon Peter's arrival, Dulce offered coffee with milk and vanilla chocolate chip cookies to liven up the meeting, and after tasting the snack they proceeded to the topic of interest.

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Coffee bean art, yes, art. Selling a quantity of those beans to local artists for their works such as murals, paintings, unique pieces, among others.

Cushion stuffing. Imagine a coffee lover with a small cushion where he can smell the aroma every day, all day long. Although the beans from Dulce's hacienda have lost their essence, a considerable amount of them wrapped in a subtle fabric would preserve the aroma for a long time.

Crafts in schools. Incorporate coffee beans into the handicrafts that teachers and students do in schools.

Handcrafted jewelry. Offering coffee beans to all the small haberdashery type stores to create a trend in garments such as tendrils, necklaces, bows and more.

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And finally, Peter presented a project to incorporate an adult coffee bean pool in the region's plazas. Just like the ball pools for children, adults would enjoy diving into the coffee beans.

Dulce listened carefully to each of the options presented with her customized marketing strategy and despite Peter's enthusiasm, she was incredulous that people would want to involve coffee beans in all of the above.

However, it was the only way to recoup the money from production and even if the profit was not the same, she would be able to meet year-end commitments to her workers.

Peter proposed the collection of his professional fees, once the different projects had been sold. They carried out the signing of the contracts and a few days later, Dulce and the company's sales team, guided by Peter, provided in town and out of town the different options.

The project, which involved the largest grain sale, was the first to be executed. The governor's office enthusiastically received the project of swimming pools for youth and adults in a considerable number of city parks.

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Then local artists joined in incorporating coffee beans for their new works, followed by schools, haberdasheries and finally the textile industry for cushions and pillows.

Dulce provided the traditional end-of-year party for its employees and family members, Peter attended as a special guest.

Starting the following year, Dulce's company increased coffee production, as everyone wanted to continue incorporating beans as part of their creative materials. Also, the cushions would need replacement of the filling and the pools would need to maintain the optimum level of beans so that users would not suffer injuries.

I conclude my entry for another creative writing challenge in this coffee community.

I bid you farewell wishing you good vibes 💞

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 2 months ago  

Hi, I hope you are feeling well in the days leading up to Christmas. Boy, were those handfuls of options that the publicist brought up to find an end to the wretched coffee beans pretty creative. Can you imagine swimming in a pool of coffee beans, that's almost like feeling like Rico Mac Duck swimming in his gold coins, heh heh heh. Enjoyed reading your story this afternoon, good creative work. Best regards.

 2 months ago  

I think I reflected my desire to dive into a pool of balls, but even better...of coffee beans hahaha.

Thanks for your kind comment. I look forward to your participation, of course if your other commitments allow it. 😉

 2 months ago  

That is a lot of good ideas. School crafts jewelry and aromatic furniture are my favorites. Well done coming up with a solution.

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 2 months ago  

I'm going to patent these ideas hahaha

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Hey, Lis how great every idea to make good use of coffee, I love them all, but the one about making jewelry really caught my attention, anything with art can be done!

 2 months ago  

Oh yes, imagine the beads on earrings, I would definitely wear them and if they make a necklace with a heart of beads even better. 😊

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Excellent ideas to move the business forward. I think that in the pools many would not resist the temptation and would surely take some grains in their pockets hahaha.

 2 months ago  

Hahaha yes, I would...a few less grains would not be noticeable. That's why production was increased the following year, to replace those lost grains.

Dear friend as always a great story, I loved the outing to that old cafe. Congratulations for such a beautiful story.

 2 months ago  

Hello friend, thank you for your kind comment. It seems to me that some ideas can be brought to reality 😁.

 2 months ago  

Brilliant one!👏

 2 months ago  

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 2 months ago  

Hello friend, I liked all the ideas that were raised at the meeting and thank goodness you did not give much time to that pool and could celebrate the Christmas party of your employees. I can imagine those pools of thousands of coffee beans, must be crazy hahahahaha. Very good this story my friend. Greetings.

 2 months ago  

Christmas party, increased production, new projects with the coffee beans...everything flows. Hahaha thanks for stopping by my post and your nice comment.

Very beautiful your story today and also, what nice ideas to use the coffee you give there

 2 months ago  

I already want to make a small work but I don't want to spend some excellent beans on it hahaha.

 2 months ago  

Coffee should never be wasted, it becomes art or any other useful material. I liked your story and the diversity of simple and artistic ideas you propose. Patent this idea now!

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 2 months ago  

Hahaha new venture for next year. Maybe it's the opportunity I've been waiting for. Thanks for your support 😉

Great ideas friend, especially with that pool 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

It's always a great job you do! Dear @lisrl26.

 2 months ago  

I imagine myself submerged in the pool of grains, reveling in the aroma hahaha. Thank you very much for visiting my post and your nice comment.
Regards Fran

First off, I love the word "Hacienda." :D I didn't know what it meant and then I googled it. So cool how we're constantly learning new things here on hive :D

I think we will soon see actual real life products that get decorated with coffee beans. This would add a lot of elegance to any house!

 2 months ago  

I've also had to google words, it's lovely how different cultures make life on the platform.
I agree with you, decorating with coffee beans would give a special touch to our homes.
Thanks for stopping by my publication

 2 months ago  

Hello dear friend, you gave a good twist to do something with coffee, all the ideas seem fantastic to me, crafts in schools are my area XD, well and I can't even tell you how much I would enjoy in a pool full of coffee beans.

 2 months ago  

Hello friend, a pleasure to greet you, I imagine the crafts at school with coffee beans as well as they do with other foodstuffs, only that this has a unique aroma.

When I have my pool of beans I will invite you
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The place seems interesting and do traditional end parties 🎉 likes interesting. And Peter is nice