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Welcome to Stickman Coffee. My name is Jordan Christian Fredrickson and this is my story.
I grew up a “system” kid, meaning I entered fostercare when I was 7 years old. I was shuffled around in several homes before arriving at the Fredrickson’s home when I was 10. My mom and dad adopted me on September 10, 2012. I am now 14 years old.
One day my dad and I were talking and I told him I wanted to buy a car when I turned 16. My dream car is a Chevy Camaro. He told me I had to earn it. Soon afterwards my dad met someone who imported green coffee beans from Honduras near a church planting ministry. My dad loaned me some money to get started and before I knew it I had a small business. I guess God just put it in front of me through my dad. Stickman Coffee began when I was just 13 years old.
Why a stickman? Well, my mom has a Stickman Graphic Design company and so I picked the “stickman” for my coffee business. I actually drew the initial logo for her company and she of course touched it up and added a coffee mug. Along with the logo, we developed the tagline “not all coffee is the same.” Upon researching coffee beans, I realized that you can not buy beans from all over the world and expect it to taste the same in every cup. I have found that the only way shops can have consistant coffee across the board is for the beans to be burnt during the roasting process. Otherwise, coffee would taste differently each time. Stickman Coffee has a story from the bean to the bag and we want people to become a part of that story. I want our customers to know that we are actively seeking to make a difference for the glory of God.
The ideas I have are pretty simple. I would like to import coffee beans from various regions around the world. By doing this I hope to partner with existing ministries so that I can make a difference impact this world for Christ. A goal of mine is to have coffee shops or roasting shops across the country. These coffee houses would be closed on Sundays, modeling after Chick-fil-a. However, when they are closed I would make the shops available for church plants to use as a gathering locations. The church would pay only for the cost of the coffee. Any profit would be given back to that ministry to reach people for Christ.
My vision for Stickman Coffee is to continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Sure I want a car and I want to go to college at Liberty University, but coffee allows me to help plant churches in Honduras, support widows in Cameroon, and pay it forward to a local ministry called HopeQuest. HopeQuest is a local ministry that means a lot to my mom and dad. They were ministered to tremendously over the last five years by HopeQuest after losing their daughter Sarah Faith in Mongolia to a failed adoption, their home to a tornado, and being laid off from a job all happening within 30 days. The staff at HopeQuest helped them through their loss and through their healing process, so I thought it would be a great way to give back. We give $.75 cents for each 12 oz bag we sell.
I am excited to see what the future holds. My goals are to continue to grow Stickman Coffee, get a car, go to college, and touch the lives of as many people as possible in the process. My story is still being written and I invite you to become part of our story here at Stickman Coffee.
Jordan Christian Fredrickson