The name for Humble Grounds coffeeshop in Fulshear is derived from Bible scripture Micah 6:8, co-owner Rebecca Speed said.

The verse reads, “The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humble with your God.”

Speed said she and her husband, Garrett, felt this was fitting for their brand and business model.

“We have always wanted to own a space that brought community and fellowship together,” Speed said. “And coffee has a way of doing that.”
Humble Grounds owners are a husband-and-wife team who put God, family and community first in their business, they said. (Courtesy Humble Grounds Coffeehouse)
How it happened

Speed said the timing of their opening in September 2020 was actually a “blessing.”

The COVID-19 pandemic allowed them to take over the existing shop, First Cut Cafe, and rebrand it. They spent the last few months of 2020 learning about the business and the neighborhood from a pace that only COVID-19 restrictions would allow, she said.

“When we actually announced new ownership and our new name in the beginning of 2021, we had an idea of what that looks like and could kind of start fresh and grow from there,” Speed said.

The husband-and-wife duo were able to open their second location in Old Katy in December 2023, fostering the same feeling of connection and fellowship, Speed said.

Staying local

The Speeds believe it’s extremely important to mirror the culture of Katy and Fulshear in the spaces Humble Grounds develops, Speed said.

“The feeling of small town community is something we're super passionate about, even as we’re growing and developing,” she said. “Old Katy obviously embodies that. ... They have pride in the community around them.”
Humble Grounds uses Central Texas meat producer Castaneda Beef for its chorizo breakfast tacos. (Courtesy Humble Grounds Coffeehouse)
They also celebrate the community by utilizing locally owned small businesses for their coffee beans, produce and the meat for some of their menu items, she said.

Humble Grounds partners with Central Texas farmers Castenada Beef for its chorizo breakfast tacos, and they source from Richmond-based Hunter Beans Coffee Roasters for their coffee-based drinks, such as the brown sugar whip espresso and a “highly anticipated” horchata drink with housemade syrup, Speed said.
Coffee flights are a popular menu item at Humble Grounds, co-owner Rebecca Speed said. (Courtesy Humble Grounds)
“As a local family and small business owners [ourselves], we understand the importance of those relationships,” Speed said. “Since Day 1, we’ve utilized those resources and built relationships with [other] families, who are also our neighbors.”