3 June

Lessons Learned from Adm. William H. McRaven

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Lessons Learned from Adm. William H. McRaven

If you haven’t already, I highly suggest reading Adm. William H. McRaven’s ten valuable lessons learned from Navy SEAL training. While I imagine few of us will experience anything as difficult as SEAL training, these lessons can be applied to help us overcome the variety of obstacles we face. As I read through the list, three of […]

14 April

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

While starting a new business it is easy to get lost in the details and completely immerse yourself in whatever the focus of that business may be. When I am not directly learning about coffee or cocktails, practicing technique or testing possible menu items, the storm of coffee and cocktail thoughts never stop flowing. I […]

28 February

5 Tips on Becoming Your Own Boss

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5 Tips on Becoming Your Own Boss

In the early days following my initial decision to start Slipstream it was surprisingly easy to stay busy. The problem for me was the feeling of uncertainty and not knowing if all that was keeping me busy was actually helping me reach my goal. Unlike my job in finance, there was no structure, no deadlines, […]

4 February

Change is Good

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Change is Good

I never liked coffee, even with tons of cream and sugar it was just too bitter for me. I assumed it was something people suffered through in order to stay awake. The word coffee instantly transported me back to late nights in college scrambling to get through a paper due the next morning. Almost immediately […]

29 January

Taking the Plunge

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Taking the Plunge

Just over a year ago my life was consumed by my job. Not unlike many trying to climb up the corporate ladder, I never stopped to think where that ladder led. When I tried I was blinded by the safety of a steady salary and the fear that anything else would lead to failure. It […]

15 January

Share in Our Journey

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Share in Our Journey

Welcome to our blog! We have loved the feel of local coffee shops for as long as we can remember. From the small town diners where we grew up in rural Pennsylvania and outside of Boston to the craft coffee roasters in San Francisco, our understanding of not only the coffee, but of the community that comes with it has grown. […]