Sipp Curated Goods…

My love for coffee culture hasn’t wavered & I been quietly working on a pet project, Sipp Curated Goods. A place where I could selfishly curate my favorite coffee related gifts, goodies, & art.

In the last few years, coffee culture has grown into a full force of talented people & community driven by the same love of one drink. Its crazy. 

I never thought about how much that ritual gets my day going. My day doesn’t start without it. Then one day it hit me, “I really love this hobby”. My day job consists of making things beautiful & searching for cool, beautiful pieces. So this was just a natural progression. A small place of my own where I could be creative & share the humor & creativity that this small drink brings out in folks. Here we go, ready or not…

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elm coffee roasters…

my love & respect for coffee culture hasn’t wavered. i’ve recently decided that if i’m visiting a city, that i will bring back some locally roasted coffee from a shop. it’s an easy keepsake, that packs well & that i can enjoy for weeks, while i remember facets of my trip. for my second time in seattle, i had a chance to swing by pioneer square & visit elm coffee roasters. it was an airy space, in a gorgeous old building with room for a roaster, taking center stage. the wood work & the thoughtfully designed space lends itself to the amazing light that creeps in from the street windows. i think i’m most drawn to coffee shops with minimal design & the least amount of distractions. yes, the “bells & whistles” are great, but if i’m going out of my way to visit a shop, i want the focus on the coffee & the service. much like la, there is no shortage of coffee shops, but this one was high on my list to experience. the staff were so inviting & my drink was expertly crafted, but i enjoyed the sounds of people hanging out “talking shop”. the customers were gathered near the bar with the staff asking questions. i’ve learned to appreciate this mini education everywhere i go. i want & look forward to the crew telling me what i should try & what they are most proud of. as someone who works in the service industry myself, i’m always impressed with the level of excitement & pride each shop has. if you’re near pioneer square, pay this place a visit! 

elm coffee roasters  |  240 2nd avenue south seattle, wa 98104

recent coffee hangs…

it’s a great time to be in los angeles. coffee culture keeps growing & the community is an ever-changing group of smart, passionate individuals who love serving. people have really embraced the ritual of meeting friends & sharing while over a cup of coffee.

here are some of my most recent coffee hangs… 

the assembly cafe  | 634 n. robertson blvd, west hollywood, CA 90069

verve coffee roasters  |  833 s. spring street. los angeles, CA 90014

scapegoat coffee  |  25 pier ave hermosa beach, CA 90254

superb food + bread  |  1900 s. lincoln blvd, venice, CA 90291

go get em tiger  |  230 n. larchmont blvd, los angeles, CA 90004

cofax coffee  |  440 n. fairfax ave, los angeles, CA 90036