SONDER Coffee


I love pictures. I appreciate having something tangible to take hold of, to mark milestones or to capture memories, especially during life’s crazy transitions. I can thank our lovely cousin Violet Odnoralova for coming in to take pictures of us at SONDER during our first week being open. Looking back, I realize even in a short few months we’ve learned so much, have gotten more of a rhythm together, and worked out various...

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Starting any business involves feeling the pressures of the industry. In the coffee world, there can be a number of big or small demands: elaborate latte art, profound tasting notes, entertaining social media, tight branding, or other fanciness and trends. Some coffee shops throw it all to the wind for whatever reason, but then risk falling short of customer expectations or becoming outdated. Is there a balance between these extremes?...

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What a year! Just in these past twelve months you’ve seen us find a location and sign a coffee shop lease, then spend all summer designing and building out what is now SONDER Coffee & Tea. Our lives have forever changed and this year will never be forgotten. It’s definitely a cause worthy of celebration. Our Christmastime decor was up for the season, but New Years Eve it all came down to get ready for 2017. We love a...

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Between it being our first couple months and the holiday craze, I haven’t had much time to sit down and process owning a coffee shop. We’ve been settling into a consistent rhythm, learning more about coffee, meeting our community, and also thinking about our future plans as a shop– already! I was almost too overwhelmed with it all to decorate for the holidays, but my friend Deb from Home Spice gave me a hand! We were...

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Saturday, September 24 we opened SONDER Coffee softly to celebrate with and serve our friends and family. We were so thankful to be sharing the beginning of a dream with those who had contributed to our success in their own ways throughout this challenging and rewarding year, supporting us with encouragement, advice, prayers, help, friendship, and mentorship to say the least. We made our first drinks, and for the first time saw SONDER...

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