My name is Marlene Poniente. I have 3 amazing children (Eterniti, Cianna, and Eric). We are strong in faith, I am a recent cancer survivor, and I love coffee.
My desire to taste great coffee started out several years ago, as I would visit many local coffee shops. Growing up I was surrounded by many coffee drinkers and realized how it brought family and friends together. As I would visit coffee shops, not only was I content with my product, but it also gave me the opportunity to observe people and notice their reaction when taking the first sip. That reaction was a sign of content, peace, and satisfaction. Not only would I notice the customers, but would also notice how most passionate Barista’s would interact with their customers, especially their regulars. This brought me joy and I hoped that someday I would be able to do the same with others. My goal was to bring a sense of family to all those I would encounter. What better way than to own a coffee shop and consider my customers my Family.
After several years of thinking and dreaming, I decided that it was time to open up my coffee shop. In October 2017, after looking at many locations, I unanimously selected the College Area Business District to consider it our second home.
The College Area Business District is rebuilding and reviving and I want to be a part of that. I want to stand out as a coffee shop by supporting and giving back to the Community. This will give me the opportunity to follow my dreams and my passion of bringing joy and satisfaction to my customers.
I am excited for the future and look forward to seeing the look of ‘satisfaction’ on my customers faces after the first taste of coffee. Offering and serving amazing coffee with my passion will be a win-win for the community and myself.
“LIFE IS TOO SHORT….TO NOT FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS”