A Dare to Dream


Happy Birthday Pop!! In honor of his birthday, we’re continuing this years theme with a mini-interview to get to know him a little more and see his perspective in starting SONDER Coffee. Pop- on starting a coffee shop We learned that Ernest is a man of few words, but Pop is actually even more so! This guy is totally mellow, zen, chill, but really hard working and ambitious. He owns/runs/works at two thai restaurants with his...

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Happy birthday Ernest! We’re so thankful you guys have been following along in our process of starting a coffee shop. You’ve gotten to see A LOT of things through my eyes this past year, but you haven’t really gotten to know Ernest (or Pop!). So in today’s celebration of his birthday, we decided to do a little interview so you can get to know him a little better. Ernest– on starting a coffee shop A few...

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Starting a coffee shop, or most businesses, is not for the fainthearted. In fact, it was just yesterday where a stressful whirlwind was occurring of things that needed to get done all. at. once. Even Ernest remarked, “I can see how this is not for everyone.” And he’s the level-headed entrepreneur out of us. And maybe it’s just that starting a coffee shop can be so easily romanticized. After all, you’re...

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The Power of the Process The purpose of time in starting a coffee shop  There are some business ventures and entrepreneurs that are able to jump into given opportunities, where for whatever reason time doesn’t have to be a lengthly variable. Even we had the chance to own a coffee shop where if we said yes, it would’ve been ours in a week! But one thing I’m learning is that in our story, time is a necessity and over...

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The weird overlap between lists and life. A point-in-process reflection (aka. word vomit on this coffee shop journey): One year ago, we had no idea what we were getting into. Among other things, we wanted to bring speciality coffee into a suburb community and thus set out to start our own coffee shop. I started Dream|a|Latte for a few reasons, and one was to document this process. There are countless coffee shops out there,...

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It’s been quiet on Dream|a|Latte this week, but we’ve made up for that with the crazy and chaotic in our own lives! I haven’t even had a moment to sit down and collect my thoughts, much less take the time to invite you all into what’s going on- but now seems like a good time to document this past week! This week marked the last one in our little townhome of four years! It’s definitely bittersweet....

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