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  • Nov192019

    On Talking About Coffee, Take 2

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    All the way back in August I wrote about how odd it is that the normal way to order a…

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  • Nov142019

    On Healthcare

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    I’ve long admired restauranteur Danny Meyer’s approach to hospitality — he literally wrote the book on it, “Setting the Table.”…

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  • Nov122019

    On The Outpost

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    I remember down to the beers we were drinking how, on a Tuesday in July of 2013, Tim and I…

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  • Nov052019

    On Having Fun

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    The French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather…

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  • Oct282019

    On Katia Duke

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    Two weeks ago, Donovan and Andrew had the opportunity to visit Finca San Isidro, just outside the small town of…

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  • Oct212019

    On Franchising

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    I’m not burying the lede: As of January 2020, Summit Coffee will be in the franchising business. We’re going to…

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  • Sep252019

    On 21 Years

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    I don’t know what the founders of Summit Coffee envisioned for their business. I don’t know if they expected Summit…

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  • Sep162019

    On 8 Years

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    LinkedIn alerted me last week that I am celebrating my “work anniversary,” my 8th year operating Summit Coffee, and I…

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  • Sep052019

    On Fear

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    It’s 4:44pm on a Thursday, and I am sitting alone at the roastery. The five or six people who were…

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  • Aug262019

    On Growing Up

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    This morning I dropped off my daughter, Bay, for her first day of kindergarten and then drove straight to the…

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