How it began

Bruce Mason, Designer Randy Bradley, Developer


The one thing that stands out for me is having coffee in the mornings with my father. Mornings where the sun begins to rise and the birds sing their songs. Hi, I’m Portia, and that’s my father, aka “Dougie Fresh”. Coffee brought us together without anything planned or staged. It just happened one cold winter’s morning and from that moment on we’ve always enjoyed it together.

We talk and even cry sometimes, but most times we laugh. It’s that father-daughter time that is…PRICELESS! It is my time to learn and appreciate where I have come from and where I am going. I love listening and learning more about how my father grew up and I tirelessly digest his gardening advice, which he learned from his father, who learned from his father. That generational wealth of knowledge is soaked up like a sponge.

You see, coffee brings people together and so does Better With a Cup of Coffee. In every corner of the world we wake up to the smell of it, we take breaks for it, socialize with it, and more. This website is not only for me to share, but for you as well; the coffee lover who can relate, who wants to share, to inspire, or to be inspired from experiences made richer by coffee.

There is no "i" in team

Meet the crew


Victor Denny

Skill Victor is a Videographer at Peerless Imaging, a video production company that provides video services for the legal community and creates video content for businesses and professionals. With a background in both video and photography Victor pairs his years of experience with a fervent enthusiasm for all things creative. He has also previously held positions in the corporate arena as a project manager, Six Sigma Black Belt and VRM (vendor relationship manager), managing projects involving domestic and international stakeholders.

Travel As an avid traveler Victor has explored destinations not only in the US but in other countries spanning the globe from Canada to India, the Caribbean to Australia.

Passion He has a true love for tennis, golf, cooking and, of course, all things coffee!

Lisa Ricord, Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage

Lisa Ricord

Skill Lisa has spent the last 15 years in the Food and Beverage world enjoying all its delicious aspects. Lisa’s French Culinary skills have been lent anywhere from catering celebrity events to working in A-list hotels to creating must have one of a kind craft cocktails for one of Las Vegas's premier casinos. Lisa is a stand alone when looking for Food and Beverage delights. 

Travel She loves to travel and the new adventures it offers from international to domestic. One of Lisa’s favorite travel spots is Little Italy, NY to have a coffee and cannoli. There’s nothing better then starting the day with a classics NY blue coffee cup in your hand. 

Passion  Her true passion is to enjoy her journey not only with a cup of coffee but with her wife and yorkies. Anything from hiking to star watching, the world feels “better with a cup of coffee”.

Our beliefs.


means there is no "i" in team. It's a lonely road going through life alone, but when you share the bliss and challenges of life with your community of family, friends, and other loved ones, that journey becomes priceless.


is what we have for all of you. Loving, learning, and growing from our differences with an open heart and mind without prejudice, judgement, or hate, inspires us.


helps fuel us to live life to the fullest, to seek as many adventures as we can, and to be the best that we can be in everything that we do.


is a privilege, period.

"To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions."

-Hugh Jackman-