CANTON Current short hairstyle notwithstanding, David Lockshin
once was a hippie. During his groovy years, he worked in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.He
fell in love with the country, learned to speak Spanish and drank gallons of Costa Rican coffee. Lockshin returned to his native Canton in 1984, exchanged tie-dye for tie, and joined the family business, Fame Beverage.
Last year, when he
sold Fame Beverage
, Lockshin's life came full circle.He
now owns The Hippie Coffee Co.
, importing Costa Rican coffee to Ohio.
"I sold Fame Beverage
on April 13th, Friday the 13th.Then we launched the coffee company the following Monday, April 16th," he
A few months later, a conversation about saints prompted Lockshin
to wonder if there was a patron saint of coffee.
In coffee, it's the same thing," Lockshin
explained."Tarrazu is a region of coffee in the central highlands.Higher altitude equals better coffee."
Because there is no current regulation on labeling, Lockshin
said a lot of companies put Tarrazu on their labels even though the beans are not actually from Tarrazu.
"My theme is crawl, walk, run," Lockshin