Incoming Ice Storm


There’s an ice storm on the horizon. Weather “experts” are predicting up to a 1/4″ of ice to accumulate overnight. It doesn’t sound like much, but even a little bit of ice and be treacherous. I’m pretty much capable of driving in anything that mother nature can throw at me. Years of working as a pizza delivery driver have trained me well. However, this weather is not to be taken lightly. We’re actually going to be opening the coffee shop at 8AM tomorrow to ensure that our employees are able to get to work safely.

If you have to drive, be careful. Watch out for idiots.


Christmas Eve Puppy!


I’d like to welcome the newest member of the Reber family. Her name is Jude. She is a 8-week old Australian Shepherd that is too cute for her own good. By the way, if I look exhausted in this picture, it’s because I AM! Lauren and I worked from 7AM until 2:30PM and then drove 3.5 hours up to South Bend, IN to pick up this sweet little thing. We probably would have made it up there faster but there was a snow storm that was following us and the roads were less than ideal. Anyway, we now have a dog. I’m officially a dog person now.

This story isn’t all puppies and rainbows though… Jude was not all that happy about being taken from her puppy brothers and sisters in the middle of the night. She barked for nearly 2.5 hours straight on the way home. Oh, and she also decided to take a horrendously nervous wet shit in her kennel on the way home! My car was wayyyyyyy too small for a smell that big. We had to pull over to the shoulder of the highway and abandon a feces-laden towel into a ditch. I know, I know… it’s littering… but we had no choice. If you could have smelled what we smelled, you would be on our side. The best part was that someone had stopped to offer us assistance because they had thought we were broken down! I told them that we were fine as quickly as possible so that they wouldn’t catch a whiff of the cloud of pure disgusting that had engulfed our personal space. So yeah, she’s adorable…. but she is capable of excreting pure evil.

Eventually she quit barking and whimpering and started to realize that we were friends instead of foes. By Christmas she had completely calmed down and began to realize that she was going to be one of the most loved creatures on the planet. I will never forget that night for as long as I live.

BSU: Video Interview

Here’s a couple of goofy short videos of Lauren and I doing our thing at The Caffeinery.

Caffeinery Owners Create Ideal Space from Sara Dreibelbis on Vimeo.

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The Grand Opening

1613948_735741169789713_786643961_nToday is the official grand opening of The Caffeinery! We will be open from 7AM until 7PM! Lauren and I are feeling an interesting mix of excitement and nervousness. It’s time to see if the past two years worth of research and planning will pay off or not. Here goes nothing!

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Coming Soon… The Grand Opening


After much anticipation and even more delay… it’s finally time for Lauren and I to open up the coffee shop that we’ve been talking about for what feels like an eternity at this point. We’ve jumped through all of the hoops that required jumping and now we’re ready to welcome the public into our space to consume some of the best coffee that the world has to offer! We don’t want to divulge too much too soon so I will keep this short and sweet. Our grand opening will be on St. Patrick’s Day… March 17th, 2014. We hope to see you there!

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Coffee Shop: Laminated

articlelaminatedOur landlords saw our article in the paper and laminated a copy for us. They are a swell bunch of guys. My wife and I are feeling legit about this whole thing now that we have a laminated newspaper article to affirm what we’ve been doing for the past couple of months. Wahoo!


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