Today on #Emerge we sit down with local entrepreneurs Crystal and Jim Whitmarsh. This husband and wife team own Trail Creek Coffee Roasters, a business that was built by a garage, a vintage popcorn machine, and “how to” video tutorials. Crystal and Jim were set up on a blind date fifteen years ago, where they went to the ever-romantic Pizza Hut and a coffee shop. That same coffee shop became a staple in their early dating relationship, and they dreamed of one day owning their own such business. Now that dream is getting closer to reality as Trail Creek Coffee Roasters has recently moved to a shared commercial space in downtown Kasson.
“We were hustling really hard. It almost came to a point where it was like, we either do this and jump all in or we hire somebody to help.” -Crystal Whitmarsh