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Greg Spadaccini runs a coffee shop, but he knows that it's about more than coffee - it's about community. Spadaccini really cares for his customers, and just one conversation with him will tell you why. When his coworkers started complimenting his cold brews, Spadaccini realized he had a business opportunity. That realization led him to open his own coffee shop in Tampa. He knows the supply chain inside and out, and he's working hard to turn his coffee shop business into a destination. Spadaccini's customers know him for his warm personality, and his shop is becoming a staple in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood. Spadaccini's got heart in a smart business, and he's got hustle.

Years in Tampa Bay

7 years in Tampa

Hustle (job)

Owner/ Barista of Spaddy’s Coffee Co.

What do you do?  

Serve coffee to amazing folks.

Why do you do it?

I love being able to interact with people and serve them their daily dose of caffeine.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

Prior to opening my shop, I used to make coffee and bring it into the hospital I worked at. That’s where it all started.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

Many people don’t understand the complexity of a cup of coffee. From farm, to roaster, to cup, there is so much more to a good cup of coffee than what meets the eyes or taste buds.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Balance. Being a sole proprietor, it’s easy to get lost in a busy day. Between working on bar as a barista, to being the “supply guy." It’s always important to balance work and family to ensure a great quality of life.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Focus on community, and take care of the people that support you. The rest will follow.

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