Welcome to Malawi and Magnolias, an online diary of a barista battling an endless desire to travel. Being a college student, I rarely have the means (or the money) to travel everywhere I would like to go, but a year ago I discovered a unique way to explore the cultures of the world: Coffee!
Working for Starbucks, I was allowed to pursue and obtain a certification known as Coffee Master, and while I successfully completed the initial certification process, the knowledge I gained and the passion I ignited led me down an endless path of growth. Knowing this is just the beginning for me, my dream is to travel around the world, studying the culture of places I journey to through their coffee. No matter where this journey takes me, however, I’ll always have a deep love for the South.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you will continue on and join me on my journey around the world, filling out our Coffee Passports along the way and learning a little more about Southern culture.