The Business of People

Nothing like coffee + friends + a great atmosphere! Crashin’ at Stella’s on a snowy night.

As we were driving home from Estes, we were bursting forth with ideas that would make our shop unique and fulfill the needs we have. One of the biggest things that stood out was that all of our ideas revolved around people. While we do love coffee (and tea for me!), that craft in our lives still needs to be developed. But our first and foremost priority is the people we will be surrounding ourselves with daily. We like to say that we’re not just in the business of coffee, but the business of PEOPLE! Continue reading

Dreaming of a Coffee Shop

A frozen-river stroll after lovely coffee shop chats!

A frozen-river stroll in downtown Estes Park after lovely coffee shop chats!

I’m amazed by the good friends I have in my life. I love being a good listener and being there for others, but lately I too have stumbled into sweet relationships where my words are being pulled out of me into receiving and listening ears. Many have heard updated versions on my general shpeal of the job search progress that I’ve been going through these past couple months. But certain others have gone out of their way to entertain conversations in hopes of halting my job search and uniting me with a job I would thrive in. As these discussions of listening to my experiences, skills, distant dreams and potential possibilities were cultivating, at one point a friend made it clear I mentioned the words “coffee shop” “fifty billion times” in one conversation with her. Whether I knew it or not, my thoughts were more and more hoping to convince myself this could be a possibility.

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Our Coffee Shop Story: Intro

Blogging with Emery, the cat, on a snowy day

Our little mister, Emery, watching the snowflakes whirl.

A chilly, swirly, frosty Colorado morning is the perfect time to write. I’ve had so many thoughts in my head for the past few days, and because I haven’t written in a while, it takes a lot more effort to get them out. My mind is even more ahead of itself lately as it’s jumping from planning, researching, writing—all the work that awaits me. But I have to remind myself that taking a step back and documenting this process is a key piece of it!

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