Question 8 // How does a cup of coffee have the power to change the world? (feat. Caleb Garn)
Take a moment and think of how much in your life that has taken place in a coffee shop…
My first hang-out with my now wife Sarah was at a coffee shop. I’ve been kicked out of bands, asked to be IN bands, early mornings, late nights… and the list goes on.
Caleb Garn is a founder of one of the greatest coffee shops west of the Mississippi: Five Watt Coffee in Minneapolis, MN. Sit down with Caleb and one thing is clear, this musician/entrepreneur has a passion for the american coffee shop and even more so for the people in them. Don’t be mistaken, this conversation isn’t just for people who love coffee and music… (if you don’t… maybe I’m not the podcast for you BTW) we dive into what it means to be a human and what Caleb calls “Movie Moments" that could change the way you look at the world. Just your everyday conversation over coffee..
In this episode we talk about:
-Coffee (the history of 3rd wave coffee and the magic of coffee shops)
-How Caleb’s first real recording session in Minneapolis ended up being with the boys from Dr. Mambo’s Combo and Mick Sterling (MPLS Music Legends)
-Us both moving here and experiencing Minneapolis for the first time
-Defining Success (“Knowing where you want to go and getting there”)
-Caleb’s obsessively inspiring coffee shop notebook taking
-The 3 ‘Waves’ of coffee
-Deciding to be Inclusive instead of Exclusive.
-How the world is “Inside Out” not “Outside In"
-Caleb’s personal deffinition of success
Quotes from Caleb that stuck out to me:
“Treat every customer like you’re meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time”
"Always find a way to say ‘YES’."
"A cup of coffee has the power to change the world and the only thing that connects people as much as coffee is music.”
"Anything is obtainable. The price is how hard you want to work for it.”
Recording Location: Five Watt Coffee, South Minneapolis
Drink: Five Watt Cold Press (@ 9pm… what was I thinking?)
Connect with Caleb on: FACEBOOK
I’m so thankful that I don’t have to deal with sponsors.
Otherwise, I would have to tell you to visit Guinness’ website HERE Otherwise, I’d be inclined to tell you that Guinness Draft (with it’s distinctive dark amber body and rich creamy head) is possibly God’s greatest gift to mankind and is the sole reason I’m thankful for being alive after it’s birth in 1759.
I’d also have to recommend that you to hire Narrate Films for your next video/film/music-video/photo booth/wedding photography/any photography needs and to visit their website HERE.
Whew… so thankful I don’t need to deal with that crap. I’d feel so dirty having to tell you that this episode was sponsored by Bittercube Bitters NO WAY IN HELL am I going to tell you that Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.