When I’m not Sockin’, you can find me dreaming of new adventures in our Westy, chatting up the birds, trees, and wildflowers around our Austin hood, or running on the Greenbelt like a little mountain goat. I want to be my daughter when I grow up, I am awed by my son’s ability to disappear into his head, and I am in love with a thinker-doer, that I'm lucky enough to call my honey.
"Follow Me" -your dreams... CoffeeSock to me is my dream found. It is a simple, thoughtful, and resourceful brand, one that makes me proud to be a part of and share with the world. I have to say, the people involved in our brand; makers, users, and followers, are what inspire and motivate me everyday.
My favorite coffee beverage while I walk the babes to school is half a mug of lukewarm Guatemalan roast, brewed Chemex style and for work I brew a pot of Earl Grey tea with a dollop of honey.
When I am not Sockin’, I take care of the Sword of Damocles that hangs above my head stays fast, and that the chicken on my shoulder stays fed. My brilliant wife, two treasured children and the company of all these inspirational ‘Sockers keeps me in Karma to spare.
I value greatly the opportunity that I have to play a part in changing the world, one sock at a time. CoffeeSock is for me, sustenance, freedom and hope for a better future, and a legacy for my children’s children.
I dabble in thinking and doing, in my spare time.
I am a simple man with simple coffee needs, single origin Tarrazu, Chemex brewed, nothing added, repeated as necessary throughout the day.
When I’m not Sockin’, and helping keep the books for CoffeeSock, you might find me helping make some bomb jam over at Confituras, taking classes to get a C.P.A., researching and daydreaming about where to go hiking & camping next, or obsessing over animals. I love learning, helping others and working toward surrounding myself with people who are thoughtful, passionate, successful, and positive.
My favorite thing about working with CoffeeSock is contributing and being a part of an organization I truly believe in. CoffeeSock ideals, culture and attitudes are tops in my book.
It is too difficult to pick just one favorite coffee beverage, so I’m going to pick two: iced toddy and cafe con leche.
Melissa Ann Taylor:
When I’m not Sockin’, I’m working on my clothing and lingerie line, Katastrophic. I design colorful, functional lingerie and knitwear basics for bold, creative women made with environmentally conscious materials and produced in small runs locally in Austin. In addition, I model for other designers and stylists, lounge with my sweet dog Winslow, and spend a lot of time cooking, eating, and going out with my beautiful friends.
My favorite thing about working for CoffeeSock is actually two things! I love my coworkers, boss and the community I feel in this company. I also love contributing to a company that is trying to make a positive environmental and social impact.
My favorite coffee beverage is just plain, black drip coffee, nice and hot.
When I’m not Sockin’, you can find me at my jeweler's bench creating my first line of jewelry, Franny & Metal! I love singing as loudly and animatedly as I can while sitting in rush hour traffic, playing enthusiastically with my English Bulldog's belly, and getting my hands dirty learning a new craft whenever possible.
My favorite thing about working for CoffeeSock is being surrounded by other creatives, all with different crafts, who are each at different stages of their creative journeys- it’s gall-darn inspiring!
As for my favorite coffee beverage, I straight up go crazy-eyed Gollum for a big steaming mug of medium roast with a dainty splash of cream, as soon as I'm out of bed. It's my precious, for realz.
When I'm not Sockin', I'm learning about primate social behavior at UT Austin! If you can't find me on campus, I'm usually crafting for my pals, working on a puzzle, or listening to a podcast(recommendations welcome!). My passions are empowering women and girls to love themselves and strive for their dreams, as well as working with shelter or refugee animals, whether that be walking a sweet puppy dog, or building a habitat for some tigers!
My favorite thing about CoffeeSock is rubbing shoulders with the extraordinary, talented people you see on this site. They are the best people I know and I can never wait to come in to work each week!
My favorite coffee beverage is plain iced toddy, and if I'm feeling fancy I'll throw in some vanilla syrup and creme. It's the only thing that gets me through class!
When I'm not sockin' (with the best boss I could ask for: my aunt Corina), I'm either spending time with friends and family, doing car things, or doing car things with friends and family! I also enjoy spending time with mi amor, running around Austin (not literally) and (of course) playing with our cars.
My favorite thing about working for CoffeeSock is that there isn't a day that I'm not smiling while I'm working- everyone is so kind! And it's so awesome to have a front row seat to the growth of this wonderful company.
You can catch me sipping on some caramel-sweetened: coldbrew, hotbrew, and frozen coffee.