Celebrating Women’s History Month With These Women in Coffee

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re celebrating by highlighting a few of our former students. These women in coffee impress us all year long! More women are starting businesses, opening coffee shops, and attending Texas Coffee School than ever before. We want to recognize these Texas Coffee School Coffeepreneurs® who serve excellent coffee to their communities!

These are just a handful of the countless women business owners who have come through our doors. Through the years, we’ve had the honor of meeting many innovative, resilient, and successful women in our classroom. To meet more, continue to follow the success stories here on our blog, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Want more insight about women opening coffee shops? Would you like to meet even more of our former students? Read our article: Are more women opening coffee shops?

Meet These Amazing Women in Coffee

Women in coffee at KT'z.

Source: KT’z Espresso Kafe’s Facebook

Kate Fenter of KT’z Espresso Kafe serves the small town of Emory, TX, using her 10-year experience at a large corporate coffee company. She saw a need for specialty coffee in her rural hometown, and has been delighting customers ever since KT’z launch!

Roaming Grounds, a mobile coffee truck run by Becky Sehr, brings coffee to several communities in South Dakota. Becky’s customer service experience helps her offer a fun, kind experience to every person who visits the truck.

Women is coffee at Kreative Grounds.

Source: Kreative Grounds Cafe’s Facebook

Kreative Grounds Cafe is a mother-daughter-run business in McAllen, TX. Kris Karr and her daughter, Adrienne Gordon, opened the cafe as a way to showcase local artists’ work while serving up a delicious brew. They even host art classes and art parties!

Elizabeth Estabrook’s yellow VW Vanagon is also known as Lady Sunshine Coffee, and she carts it to locations and events across Southeastern Massachusetts. She also prioritizes sourcing coffee from companies that empower women in coffee industries across the globe.

The Den in Denver.

Source: The Den’s Instagram

Chandler Lipe of The Den in Denver, CO, created a space for families to enjoy coffee while their kids can play — ultimately forming community and connection. She drew from her own experience of both feeling isolated as a mother. She also volunteered with a postpartum support organization. Since opening a year ago, The Den has welcomed a flood of customers!

Women in coffee at Creative Bean.

Source: Creative Bean Coffee’s Facebook

Danika Young is the owner of Creative Bean Coffee, a family-oriented coffee shop in Rapid City, SD. Danika’s goal was to cater to everyone’s taste buds. She offers classic options like black coffee for grandparents, Red Bull KickStarts for teenagers, and Italian sodas for children.

Zoraida Dobard was an educator with no prior experience in the coffee industry. But she launched The Hive Java Lounge, a community hub in El Paso, TX, to follow her passion and create a space that resonated with her. From witty quotes to adorable drawings adorning each cup, they create a memorable experience for their customers.

Join These Women at Texas Coffee School

All of these female Coffeepreneurs® began their coffee education at Texas Coffee School. Our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class will set you up for success with hands-on barista training, detailed coffee business education, and coffee shop operations training from the highest rated educators in the industry. You can sign up for a weekend class today!

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We’ve helped hundreds of students successfully launch their own coffee shop businesses. Join us in our 5-Star Rated Coffee Classes, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking to open a coffee shop, a manager, a barista or home enthusiast looking to sharpen your skills.