“When I found Bula in 2013, it was a bad time in my life, drinking heavily, not sure which way life was going. I showed up here (Bula Kafe) and Bill served me my first shell. I finished my shell and thought it tasted like shit, and I didn’t feel anything, so when I was walking out the door Bill was like, just keep coming back buddy, just keep coming back.
So I showed up again and Gabby was there and I told her I didn’t feel the Kava yet so she filled up a dog bowl of Kava and she said “Here drink this Ross”, so I drank it, and it was probably about a good 24 ounces, I sat there a few minutes, and after about like 10 minutes, I was like, “I get it”. I got muddy for the 1st time.
I showed up a 3rd time and I found myself not going to the bars, not drinking alcohol and I started showing up because there were all these people here and they were all happy, they were smiling and they weren’t drunk. Everyone looked like they cared about each other, such a diverse group of people and I was hooked instantly. A lot of you know the story and a lot of you know the same thing, you showed up one day and then you just found yourself here every day since.” (Link to Anniversary Video)
Ross Kashtan is a businessman who was born and raised in the car business. When Ross purchased Bula Kafe he thought he was buying a business, after dealing with a few employees, they made him realize that he bought a dream. As things went on he realized, “you can’t buy a dream, you can only nurture it, taken care of it, be open to people, and show them a good time.” (Link to 8th Anniversary Video)
Since taking over Bula Kafe in 2014, Ross has opened two additional stores with huge success! Bula On The Beach in Madeira Beach, Florida and Bula Cocoa Beach, in Cocoa Beach, Florida. he continues to nurture, take care of, be open and show people a good time!
His passion for Kava continues as he has witnessed how it’s helped people naturally, including himself, as well as how this ceremonial beverage brings people together thus creating a tribe and a family like community among the Kava Bars or as they call them in Vanuatu “Nakamals”. In the earlier part 2017, Ross traveled to Vanuatu, the motherland of Kava to learn first hand how Kava is grown, harvested and produced. His travels have since expanded to exotic locales such as Costa Rica and Peru to learn and experience other plant-based medicines.
In his vision to help others, he wants to further expand the availability of those other plant-based medicines, in addition to Kava! 2018 brings many exciting changes and expansion for BulaNation, Inc. Please stay tuned and check back here for more information!
The raffle will take place in June 2018. Two winners will be chosen to go to RHYTHMIA LIFE ADVANCEMENT CENTER, a 7-Day all-expense paid trip. Value $5000
In order to win, you must have picked up a copy of the book, “SHIT THE MOON SAYS, A STORY OF SEX, DRUGS, AND AYAHUASCA,” you need the book to enter the raffle. Each book is numbered and is your raffle ticket for the giveaway.
Books are available at both BULA ON THE BEACH, and BULA KAFE! Pick up your copy today!
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