Years in St. Pete
7 years in Tampa
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.