Specialty coffee isn’t just all about the beans, the machines and the drinks, it’s also about the people behind the machines and what drives them to do this day after day. To give the entrepreneurs who took the plunge to run a cafe and baristas a voice to tell their stories, our “Beyond the Apron” series was born.

In this series, our team interviews baristas and other entrepreneurs to uncover their entrepreneurial and professional journey into the highly competitive field of food & beverage services, including the challenges and fears they faced, and how they overcame them.