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MEET THE TEAM

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ANU MENON

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF OF PRODUCT

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SUYOG MODY

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

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RACHEL BEEBE

FULFILLMENT MANAGER

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SARFRAZ LATIF

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

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NINA LICHTMAN

CUSTOMER SERVICE & OPERATIONS

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MK KIM

DESIGNER

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THE PACKAGING TEAM

HOW WE STARTED

A few years back, we decided to re-watch Steve Job’s Stanford commencement speech from 2005.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. “ – Steve Jobs

 

We were at a point in our lives when we both felt a bit restless with our careers. While we had enjoyed & learnt a lot over the years at our jobs, we felt like something was missing. We were leading what you might call “comfortable lives” – well-paid jobs, manager-level positions, worked hard all week, went out in the weekends, occasional weekend trips. Yet, we wanted more.

We knew we wanted our work to matter, but weren’t sure what that meant for us. We sought inspiration in TED talks, graduation speeches, interviews with entrepreneurs – and these gave us the courage to eventually leave the security of our jobs and look for fulfilling work. We realized that, more than anything, we wanted to create something ourselves.

Driftaway Coffee was started to fulfill our desire to create, do work we were passionate about, as well as our need for and interest in great coffee.

WHY DRIFTAWAY?

We have always loved coffee. And over the years, our interest & passion for coffee kept growing. Our morning coffee became less about just caffeine & convenience, and more about a ritual we relished. We started taking great pride in brewing that perfect cup at home.

We are passionate about owning our product and ensuring that every single step of the process that affects the quality of our coffee is managed carefully. To that effect, we source from a handful of suppliers that we trust, roast our own beans, built our website and designed all the packaging ourselves.

We have put our heart & soul into Driftaway. To create the best tasting coffee. We hope you enjoy it!

— Anu & Suyog
Founders of Driftaway Coffee

OUR STORY

During a date night at home, we decided to re-watch Steve Job’s Stanford commencement speech from 2005 over a bottle of wine. Yes, very romantic.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. “ – Steve Jobs

 

We were at a point in our lives when we both felt a bit restless with our careers. While we had enjoyed & learnt a lot over the years at our jobs, we felt like something was missing. We were leading what you might call “comfortable lives” – well-paid jobs, manager-level positions, worked hard all week, went out in the weekends, occasional weekend trips. Yet, we wanted more.

We knew we wanted our work to matter, but weren’t sure what that meant for us. We sought inspiration in TED talks, graduation speeches, interviews with entrepreneurs – and these gave us the courage to eventually leave the security of our jobs and look for fulfilling work. We realized that, more than anything, we wanted to create something ourselves.

Driftaway Coffee was started to fulfill our desire to create, do work we were passionate about, as well as our need for and interest in great coffee.

WHY DRIFTAWAY?

We have always loved coffee. And over the years, our interest & passion for coffee kept growing. Our morning coffee became less about just caffeine & convenience, and more about a ritual we relished. We started taking great pride in brewing that perfect cup at home.

We are passionate about owning our product and ensuring that every single step of the process that affects the quality of our coffee is managed carefully. To that effect, we source from a handful of suppliers that we trust, roast our own beans, built our website and designed all the packaging ourselves.

We have put our heart & soul into Driftaway. To create the best tasting coffee. We hope you enjoy it!

— Anu & Suyog
Founders of Driftaway Coffee

ON INSTAGRAM

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