We’re always on the lookout for Latino entrepreneurs in our area so when we saw Julio Leiva and Jennifer Arellano, from Cafe Presto at the local farmer’s market earlier today brewing freshly pressed Nicaraguan style coffee we had to give it a try.
As we placed our order of cafe con leche and hot waffles with chocolate chips we witness first hand how startups are born. While Jennifer prepared the coffee using a traditional coffee press, Julio quickly prepared the waffle batter. Just as quickly Jennifer squeezed fresh orange juice. As their aromatic stand became too irresistible to ignore a line quickly formed around us with others seeking to satiate their palates.
You see, the couple has recently launched their startup business. Julio, who’s of Nicaraguan and Puerto Rican descent and his fiancee, Jennifer, who’s of Filipino descent would like to first own a food truck and eventually a restaurant. They hope to make it all possible via the “Start Something Challenge” to obtain a grant.
Let’s give Julio and Jennifer a push by supporting their business, promoting their services and encouraging them to keep moving forward. Pa’lante!
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