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Community Highlights: Meet Sokhna Mbacke of Bamba Coffee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sokhna Mbacke.  

Hi Sokhna, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I am very excited to share with you guys the story behind Bamba Coffee. Since high school, I have always wanted to do business but at the time I was not really sure what it was going to be. After a few dead-end jobs, I realized it was time to do something different, it was finally taking the risk and doing something fulfilling. I was talking to a friend one day about the history of my great grandfather, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, and all his accomplishments it was something about that conversation that inspired me. I thought to myself, he left our family the best coffee recipe ever. So, I decided to recreate his coffee recipe and name it Bamba Coffee. I wanted to create something meaningful, that people would love and appreciate. At the time it was very difficult getting everything right I had the concept but it was difficult to execute especially with covid-19 just starting as I decided to start my business. I decided not to quit, fast forward two years later I now have the most amazing coffee that I can be proud of. I cannot wait to share it with the world. I put a lot of time and effort into this and I know that my great grandfather would be proud. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely been a lot of bumps along the road. But like they say, “nothing good comes easy”. It is not easy with all the circumstances happening in our society right now, it really takes a toll on a small business, but I believe through hard work and dedication everything will be worth it in the end. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Honestly, this is the best coffee on the market. But don’t just take my word for it! What sets it apart from the various other coffee brands is that this coffee contains all organic West African Spices that give you a whole new exciting spin on your everyday coffee, without the jitters or crashes. It will leave you relaxed yet alert throughout the day. This special recipe is known to Senegal, West Africa as Café Touba”, which translates to the coffee of peace. After having some of this delicious coffee side effects include peace and a sense of bliss. Everything is roasted fresh in small batches to provide the best quality. 

I am really proud of the visual representation of my product because it was the most difficult, as far as creating the perfect logo that was visually appealing and told a story at the same time. 

You can currently access our products through our website and at select stores. 

Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
I usually like to watch motivational videos on YouTube and continually educate myself through books pertaining to a business. I also make a point to surround myself with like-minded individuals that are goal-oriented and have a positive outlook on life. You cannot expect a positive life through negativity. 

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