Meet Teresa

Our Founder & Chief Caffeinator

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From my first sips at the tender age of 7 to my first job as a Barista right out of college, I have loved coffee.  I've also had the spirit of an entrepreneur ever since I can remember.  For years, while gaining experience in business and teaching, I would dream of having my own shop.


While drafting plans for Espresso Elevado, I experimented with roasting at home and also became an instructor for the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) focused on roasting, brewing, and sensory development.

If you'd like to learn more about coffee, I created the coffee curriculum at Schoolcraft CEPD and you can keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops right here.  Online classes are also in the works! 
You can follow me on Instagram @roasterchica


Favorite coffee:  Straight-up pour-over brew, especially an aromatic natural Ethiopian.

Best thing about small biz:  Being able to serve and have a positive impact on our community.

Most influential business book:  The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber