A patriot born and raised in the great state of Georgia, Steve moved to California in 2007 with the hopes of finding sunshine and sandy beaches. Instead, he found a state coming off its golden years, spiraling further and further into despair, with homeless overcrowding the streets, politicians like Gavin Newsom, destroying businesses, both small and large, and lockdowns keeping children out of school while Hollywood stars filled the classrooms shooting movies and TV shows.
Like many bewildered and overtaxed citizens, Steve and his family packed up and headed back to the south; to a state that still had sunshine, white sandy beaches, and a governor who knew what the hell he was doing – Florida. Steve had to roast in a state where the citizens, businesses and good values still matter. With his love of roasting coffee in one hand and his patriotic duty in the other, Steve decided to put it all on the line and start a coffee company with a primary mission at hand. Roasted RINO was born.