Posts Tagged "personal"


Well friends, it’s been a very eventful year. Let’s see, after we decided we wanted to open up a coffee shop, we hit the ground running on our business plan, getting into the coffee industry, and even took a trip to Northern Europe to gather inspiration from some of speciality coffee’s most influential shops. There have been a lot of ups, but also downs as we moved from our home to focus on this venture, almost...

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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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Storytime! Sometimes I hold off on posting things that come up in this process while we’re in the midst of them, because it’s hard to describe your thoughts when you’re caught up in the whirlwind of things. It helps for the dust to settle and then look at it with a clear perspective, so I suppose now is a better time than any to tell you about the one time we almost bought a coffee shop! Know this post is less...

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Our stories as [aspiring] entrepreneurs start a long time ago when we moved to America as little ones. We witnessed our parents slowly start their own businesses without knowing the english language or culture to build a life for their families. We’ve observed years of hard work, sacrifice, struggle and those of reward, enjoyment and blessings. It hasn’t been an easy road, and we’re so proud of having parents that...

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