Brewing Success: Ofelia Ponce – From Honduras to the Twin Cities' First Latina-Owned Coffee Shop

The Everyday Entrepreneur Podcast

17-10-2023 • 58分

Episode Summary

In this episode, Ofelia Ponce, owner of Abogados Cafe, shares her journey from Honduras to Minnesota and how she launched the first Latina-owned coffee shop in the Twin Cities. Ofelia's journey is a testament to determination, perseverance, and the pursuit of her passion for coffee and hospitality.

Ofelia shares her unique perspective on being an introvert in a highly social industry, her unwavering dedication to her dream in the face of challenges, and her commitment to her core values, which includes partnering with women-owned in unexpected parts of her business.

In this episode you’ll learn:

4:05 How Abogados Cafe got its name

5:30 How Ofelia met her husband and business partner

8:51 What made Ofelia decide to open a coffee shop

11:37 On being an introvert in an extroverted industry

16:44 What makes Abogados Cafe truly unique

19:05 What it means to be the first Latina-owned coffee shop in the Twin Cities

23:22 What keeps Ofelia going and determined to succeed

28:41 Sourcing coffee grown by women

36:05 Ofelia's biggest lessons

41:59 On hiring and building a company culture

51:34 Building creativity into the coffee brand + what's next for Abogados Cafe

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