Online Interview Series Part 7: Grins & Grind

Have you started your dream business? Opening a coffee shop takes a lot of money, time, and resources but if you dream of managing your own coffee retail/wholesale business, you can do it online! My friend started his business a month ago and I asked him to share his experience on our blog.


Here's our online interview to learn more about starting your own coffee business

Entrepreneur's Name:

Sef Gutierrez


Name of Business:

Grins & Grind


Website URL or social media Page/s:


How and when did you get your idea or concept for the business?

I like coffee, drinking coffee brings a smile to my face, giving rise to a "Grin." Speaking of "Grind," it may start with the beans needing grinding, yet its deeper essence lies on our daily struggle in life.  It's the effort we put forth to achieve that very smile ("Grin").


What was your mission and vision?

My mission is to spread happiness, one cup of coffee at a time. I believe that the simple act of sipping coffee brings joy to everyday moments, connecting people with the warmth of life's pleasures. Just as we find happiness in every sip, we strive to inspire individuals to grind for their dreams and aspirations, empowering them to chase their goals with passion and determination.


My vision at Grins & Grind is to be the symbol of happiness and empowerment through coffee. We envision a world where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee not only ignites smiles but also fuels the fire within individuals to pursue their dreams relentlessly. As we blend the happiness of coffee with the spirit of grinding for success, I am aiming to create a community that finds inspiration, and accomplishment in every cup, encouraging a journey of fulfillment and achievement.

What service(s) or product(s) do you offer?

Coffee hehehe

coffee beans, grounds, in drip bags and in tea bags

I also have cold brews and soon I will be serving hot coffee brews too!


How do you advertise your business?

Online marketing like social media, i just also entered my very first bazaar.


How do you advertise your product/service?

Same on how I advertise my business, it's more on online marketing approach. I also leverage on reviews I received from my first customers


Do you offer your business locally or international?

For now, it's locally, but dreaming is free so hopefully soon i can serve internationally


Where do you usually sell your business?

For now, majority is online, next step on my end is to have it on pop up setup.


What made you choose this type of business?

As a coffee lover, it's really one of my goals to have a business model like this one.


Have you ever considered expanding your business?



Have you ever turned down a client? Why?

Yes, since the schedule that the customer wants already coincides with my other booked business schedule.


What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?

I'm still a beginner, and a startup so the biggest decision that I made is to jump outside my comfort zone and start entrepreneurship, which is very new to me, it never happened for now, hope fully it won't.


If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Have a big and concrete dream, have faith in it, nurture it unwaveringly, envision it daily and that's your biggest capital and it will never runs out


Where can we contact you/ or your business?

You can message me on my social media accounts, email me at or Viber/WhatsApp at: 09328847403

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