Meet the Watsons

Hello, we are the Watson's! Darlena Watson started Taste Buds Coffee and Cafe in 2010. This brick and mortar cafe was located in Mineola's historic downtown. She ran the operation with her daughter Julia, and was successful enough to employ her other two children, Jerid and Emily, and son-in-law, Rowdy. In 2014 the cafe moved and opened a restaurant that would allow her husband Joe Dan Watson to join the business. In 2017, after her children had graduated college, Darlena and Joe Dan closed their brick and mortar location and took Taste Buds Coffee on the road. Joining Vintage Market Days, Bella Rustina, and various other pop-up markets the Watsons have served coffee all throughout the southern United States.

Darlena Watson

Hello! Thank you for visiting our page. My name is Darlena Watson. I can be found at most of our pop-up shows behind the coffee bar serving up delicious beverages. We are always looking for fun new coffee drinks to whip up for customers to drink while shopping. When I am not on the road, I am packaging up your orders to ship across the country with love and gratitude. As always, Taste Buds Coffee is organic, fair trade, and allergen free. I hope you enjoy!

Joe Dan Watson

Nice to meet you! My name is Joe Dan Watson. When you visit Taste Buds Coffee at one our pop-ups, I hope I am the first face you see. I should be in the middle of our booth serving up our fresh brewed coffee samples and helping customers select the best coffee for their needs. I enjoy chating with customers and building relationships with repeat clients. When I am not on the road, I am helping package orders, print labels, and delivering orders to our local USPS office. Taste Buds Coffee can't be beat! I wake up to a fresh brewed cup each morning, and I hope you will too!