Twisted Compass Brewing Co. is based on friendship and coffee, a value we take with us everywhere we go. The story starts in 2006, Izzy and Rose unknowingly moved across the street from Craig and Rebecca. It was not love at first sight but after countless neighborhood gatherings and Sunday night dinners. The two neighbors unwillingly became best friends and soon the two families were taking summer vacations to the Keys together and numerous spring break trips to Disney. Each family had kids around the same age making it easy for them to do things together. Soccer games were attended, family trips to Puerto Rico were shared, and suddenly they merge from two families to one.
After 12-years of living across the street from each other, an idea was born. Izzy, Rosa, Craig, Rebecca, and their children would wake up every Sunday and drink coffee at each other's houses. Neither one knows when the tradition was started but complaints were never made. Rebecca and Craig's daughter was always dragging the family to coffee shops in every city they visited. They thought "you know we could do this," and from there they decided to research, research, research. In the end, they noticed there was no craft coffee house in the Fruit Cove area and that their idea was something they could actually achieve.
The owners decided Bold Bean was the right choice, Bold Bean really believed in what the owners could bring to the sleepy little suburbs of Fruit Cove. Months later Twisted Compass Brewing Co. opened its doors to the people of Fruit Cove. From there, more friendships were born out of the owner's love for coffee, friendships that would turn regulars into friends. Friendship that would turn employees into family members. Friendship that would turn Twisted Compass into a sanctuary where people could play board games, talk with loved ones, and meet with friends.
Rebecca is the marketing director and event coordinator here at Twisted Compass Brewing Co. She has an eye for details that comes in very handy at her day job. Rebecca owns her own successful residential design firm. When she's not discussing renovations with Izzy, Rebecca loves to take naps, looking at dachshund videos on reels, and exploring the Jacksonville local movement.
Craig is the heart and soul of Twisted Compass Brewing Co. He has years of service industry experience and about 60 years of experience as a lovely human being. At Craig's day job, Craig works as a superintendent for a building group. On the weekends, he likes to grill out, build gaming tables, and play video games.
Izzy is one of the masterminds behind the Twisted Compass Brewing Co. brand. By day he works as a chemical salesman by night he's brainstorming TC's future. He's always up for a new adventure, lending a helping hand, or teaching people random things they didn't know. If you want to make direct contact ask him about the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Navel Academy.
Rosa carries the Twisted Compass team on her back. If she is not out running errands for the shop, she works as a Nuclear Medicine Tech. Catch her cozying up with her dog, drinking wine, shopping, or making sarcastic jokes.
Rae is our manager and baking goddess. With her expertise in coffee and extensive experience in the food industry, she is a great addition to the team. Rae is the mastermind behind all of our baked goods and has streamlined our baking processes. A key player in our success as a craft coffee house.