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.

I also created the original coffee curriculum at Schoolcraft Community College.  I'm currently working on developing my own series of online coffee classes so stay tuned! 


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