Posts Tagged "entrepreneurship"


When we were designing SONDER, we loved the idea of having it so homey that we’d sell trinkets and items that fit our brand on our shelves. Our space is on the small side that we haven’t made it happen yet, so we love having pop-up shops as an extension of this idea. We also get to meet and feature local creatives with their own inspiring stories, and foster a fun space where you can buy lovely handcrafted things. Enjoy an...

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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shops throw it all to the wind for whatever reason, but then risk falling short of customer expectations or becoming outdated.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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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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