Interview with James Defrees, Founder of The 517 Coffee Co

By Crystal Chen Lansing Mosaic caught up with James Defrees, founder of the 517 Coffee Co in Lansing, Michigan. His business is all about serving small-batch, craft-roasted coffee through community. He talks about what motivated him to start his business and challenges he is facing now. This summer, James Defrees keeps a quite busy schedule. He has several farmers market to attend every week, including … Continue reading Interview with James Defrees, Founder of The 517 Coffee Co

Interview with Naomi Gauldin, Founder of Impeccables.

The  Lansing Economic Area Partnership  will be hosting its 4th annual Hatched event on December 28th featuring nine winners from their 2017 monthly business pitch competition to compete for a $10,000 grand prize. Lansing Mosaic caught up with one of the winners who will be competing, Naomi Gauldin. Naomi Gauldin is the founder of Impeccables, a wine and dessert restaurant/ bar featuring an all-male wait … Continue reading Interview with Naomi Gauldin, Founder of Impeccables.

Interview with Ann Nguyen, Owner of Sugar Berry

Ann Nguyen, owner of Sugar Berry, is an entrepreneur in Lansing who never thought she would end up in the food business. Sugar Berry is a dessert shop that is known for their low-fat and yet sweet frozen yogurt, a simple treat that gives customers the option to add as many flavors and toppings. With its grand opening In November 2010, seven years later Sugar … Continue reading Interview with Ann Nguyen, Owner of Sugar Berry

Interview with Doug Salazar, CO-Owner of Sunripe Produce

Sunripe Produce is a family owned and operated produce market located on the north side of Lansing.  Sunripe Produce recently opened in the fall of 2016.  Lansing Mosaic interviewed Doug Salazar, Co-Owner of Sunripe Produce who tells us more about Sunripe Produce and how they are filling the need for the community. Tell us about Sunripe Produce? We are a family owned and operated produce market. Between my sisters, … Continue reading Interview with Doug Salazar, CO-Owner of Sunripe Produce

Interview with Jared Feild: Bloom Coffee Roasters

There isn’t a more fitting way for Jared Field, owner of Bloom Coffee Roasters, to speak about his humble beginnings except for over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. He so meticulously cares for the cup, delicately performing each step to ensure that the brew will come out just the way that it was meant to. His love of coffee emerged when his college years … Continue reading Interview with Jared Feild: Bloom Coffee Roasters