Here’s what they're building and why they drink coffee!
Coffee is the fuel that high-achievers run on. It’s not a different story when you’re talking about entrepreneurship. We decided to sit down with some entrepreneurs to see what they were up to and to get more insight into why they drink the golden liquid we call coffee. But before we begin, take a look at the following figures:
Most Favorite Coffee Roasts of Veteran Entrepreneurs
Unsurprisingly, medium roasted coffee is among the most favorite for Veteran entrepreneurs. Medium roasted coffee seems to be a popular trend we see among coffee lovers everywhere.
Most Favorite Coffee Brewing Methods of Veteran Entrepreneurs
We weren’t expecting to see the diversity of brewing methods here! It seems like entrepreneurs have all the different styles that they enjoy.
Okay, here’s what they had to say!
1. Kent Clark
I drink coffee as I enjoy the flavor, aroma, and the ability for teammates and friends to share a moment while having a cup of coffee with each other.
2. Tammy Joy Lane Guffey
I love coffee in the Fall, pumpkin spice reminds me that the world is going to be okay, that we can let go of the things that don’t serve us and look forward to a better future.
3. Lex Brown
I drink coffee for several reasons: the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is therapeutic, and sets my mood into a calm but enthused state; often the retrieval of my cup of coffee at places like WeWork or a local coffee shop involve some welcomed small talk, and even actual networking opportunities; coffee hydrates and infuses my creative abilities; and I also drink coffee because it flat out energizes me for hours.
4. Mike Liguori
How could you not drink coffee as an entrepreneur? The long days, the planning, and time requires an intense amount of caffeine. I listen to a lot of audio for our podcasting clients and a nice cup of coffee makes my work even more enjoyable.
5. Michael Zanetti
I enjoy drinking because of I appreciate the taste of a bold, dark roast and enjoy the energy boost.
6. Barrett Y. Bogue
My work day doesn’t begin until I have a coffee in my hand. It helps me focus, prioritize, and have a productive start to the morning.
7. Starr Corbin
I didn’t know what good coffee tasted like until after I left the Army. Back then, I either chewed on the grounds to stay awake or drank it black to keep me going after a 24 hour day. Now, coffee (heavy on the cream) is the start of my day, the 5-minute break I take to collect my thoughts and get ready for the storm.
8. Kris Mancha
Mostly, I drink coffee out of routine, but also because I enjoy the warm flavor and taste in the mornings.
9. Knight Campbell
Coffee keeps me sharp. I have a 2-year old. It’s delicious. It’s my mind clearing ritual when I get up and read. A steaming cup of coffee at 2am before we start climbing a mountain feeds my soul.
10. Mycal Anders, MS, CSCS
Drinking coffee started as an element of my morning cleanse. Now coffee also accompanies my daily reading ritual each morning.
11. Paul Mackiewicz
There is nothing better than starting my morning with some quiet time in a book or the Bible, some writing and an energizing a high quality cup of coffee to get me moving in the right direction.
12. April Caldwell
Coffee is a beautiful thing — the aroma that fills the room, that first sip, the warmth it provides are all aspects of why I have to have it. As an entrepreneur it helps me focus and creates tent poles in my day. It allows me to know when it’s time to get up and stretch, when I’ve finished a cup, that means I’ve gotten enough accomplished and serves as a reward for all my hard work. It serves as a connection between fellow entrepreneurs and provides talking points when you want to keep the conversation light. Coffee is an equalizer — not everyone loves it like I do but most people have an opinion they can share about it. That’s what it’s all about, coffee and connections.
13. Keith Sherrill
For me, drinking coffee is a ritual that starts the night before. You see, I’m tasked with making the pot for my household. According to my wife, the act of making coffee for tomorrow is the most optimistic thing I do — it’s my silent wish for another day. Stay optimistic. For god’s sake, stay caffeinated.
14. Jarvis Freeman
I drink coffee as part of my habits to trigger myself to start working. Also coffee provides that slight boost for an early morning workout or an all night hackathon.
15. Monica Iannacone
I absolutely love coffee! When I was living in Italy, meeting friends for an espresso was the best part of the day! It’s a relaxing way to connect and network with people, share experiences, and get energized. And now, meeting for a cup coffee is one way we connect with new friends and plan incredible vacations for people.
16. Joey Mac Dizon
I drink a “neat” or “black” coffee everything because of its health benefits. You need everything you can get as an entrepreneur.
17. David Akers
Coffee provides me with a healthy boost of energy in the mornings and afternoons. This allows me to increase productivity.
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