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Meet Marc Narrie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marc Narrie.

Marc, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was in Oregon visiting one of my best friends Ronnie when his dad taught me to roast on a hot air popcorn maker. I went all over town hunting down hot air popcorn makers from second hand stores because I was a poor grad student. We began selling our non infused coffee at local markets under the name Buddha Beans® Coffee Co. About six months after beginning to roast, I rediscovered Hemp/CBD and figured out how to infuse coffee beans after months and months of R&D. We are now across the United States in 90+ stores ranging from cryotherapy to grocery stores.

Has it been a smooth road?
Not anything close to a smooth road and it continues to not be smooth, but the journey has been amazing regardless of the roadblocks. Regulations on CBD/Hemp change daily making it difficult for us to buy anything in bulk, and that is a minor problem we deal with in the CBD/Hemp world. We will continue to overcome the difficulties and are excited about the future of CBD/Hemp.

Tell us more about the business.
We are coffee roasters that specialize in CBD/Hemp infused whole bean coffee. We offer both whole bean and ground coffee. We are soon coming out with a cold brew and have a couple of other products in the pipeline. We always have three different regions of beans which include; Mexico, Colombia, and Africa. We change the exact bean and farm depending on market offerings.

Most proud of? That’s so hard to say. I am truly proud of how far Buddha Beans has come in such a short period and this is just the begging for Buddha Beans. It is always great to see our products in stores that I have shopped at since a very young age, such as Jackson Marker and Café in Culver City (born and raised in Culver City California).

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The industry is rapidly changing by the day as there is still no clear black and white. We are waiting on regulations from the FDA, which are expected to be released soon. In our eyes, everything is headed in the right direction. Hemp/CBD is here to stay.

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chelsey kai @chiefinwithchelsey

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