With the Beforeyouspeak brand and team growing rapidly, we thought it was only fitting that you get to know us a little better. What started out as a team of 2 has grown to a staggering 16 members in-house at the BYS HQ! To kick-off, we are going to start from the beginning — Meet Jaryd and Ash, the Co-Founders of Beforeyouspeak Coffee.
What is your favourite thing about Beforeyouspeak?
Jaryd: Our team and the culture we have created! Oh, and the coffee.
Ash: I’m proud of the crew we have here and what we have achieved, but more so excited about the journey we are on and where we are going.
What is your go-to BYS Coffee order?
Jaryd: Good question! It was the OG for the first 3 years but I have recently probably made the switch back to black - so either Unsweetened or our Cold Press!
Ash: Can’t beat a Double OG – Cold. Also an honourable mention to Cinnamon Spice or Glow Mocha with Oat Milk.
What is your favourite pump-up jam?
Jaryd: 90's hip hop is my go-to. Jay Z, Nas, Mobb Deep, Rakim.
Ash: Jay Z is the man, so pretty much anything from him.
What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?
Jaryd: Best - Spend more time around people who have already done what you want to do. Always be a student and never stop learning.
Worst - Don't have caffeine after midday.
Ash: Probably the best advice or thing I have learnt is that, you have the ability to choose how you respond in any situation. This is something I try to work on daily.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Jaryd: For the first part of my life I grew up on a secluded part of an island. You could only get there by boat, no roads, no power, no running water. I took it for granted growing up but it's a pretty special place to go back and visit!
Ash: I can clap with one hand.
It’s Friday night, what are your plans?
Jaryd: I'm eating Grill'd and watching something with Queen Millie.
Ash: Friday night is burger night, followed by footy and I’ll probably be asleep by half-time.
The first place you’ll be travelling to post COVID?
Jaryd: First flight back to the US! We still have a lot happening over there so the moment we can get back on the ground to have meetings we are gone!
Ash: All of the places, keen to get back over to the US.
What movie could you watch over and over?
Jaryd: Probably most watched are Focus, Limitless & Wolf of Wall Street.
Ash: Any Given Sunday — Jamie Foxx is a beast!
Jaryd: Espresso Martini or nothing!
Ash: BYS Espresso Martini using The OG!
What can’t you stop listening to at the moment?
Jaryd: Just started listening to Jay Shetty's new book - 'Think Like a Monk'. I have a busy mind so I am getting a lot out of it.
Ash: Millie barking.
What is one saying you like to live by?
Jaryd: "Rest at the end, not in the middle." – Kobe Bryant
That quote lives on my desk. It keeps me focused and reminds me of the importance of hard work and just getting sh*t done.
Ash: ‘It is what it is’ — Something you get used to saying in a start-up !