Delight Pop Up

Delight Pop Up

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Delight Pop Up

I have always loved carnival cotton candy – it was a have-to buy whenever I drop by the Calgary Stampede. So, it absolutely delighted me when a client asked me if it was a service that I could provide through Latte Art Love.

the story

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Delight Pop Up

That special something

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DELIGHT POP UP
Operating since 2015
Found at Latte Art Love

Website: Latte Art Love

Betsuni

Betsuni

Fashion Design has always fascinated me and I dabbled in the craft as early as eight years old. So you can imagined how excited I was when Ames Hagon agreed to launch a Fashion brand with me – betsuni, Japanese Fusion clothing & accessories.

betsuni

the story

I’m sorry. There is no magical story behind betsuni. betsuni doesn’t have a love story. betsuni is the result of two friends who loved creating things. People ended up wanting to buy the things, so the two friends created a business name to sell the things under. An official business name made it easier to group the creations together and also … it sounded cool.

I have been working with Ames Hagon for a few years on various projects from blogging to event networking to sewing. We worked really well together – our skills complement each other, we are honest to each other, and we share the same work ethic. So when we started creating random things together and then began selling these things, it was just natural to work all our projects into a business format. I didn’t have to perform a song and dance to convince Ames – Ames and I just shared all we had to get the business going in the right direction. Everything just flowed easily and naturally into place.

betsuni

That special something

Ames and I are huge fans of Haute Couture Fashion so we incorporate as much of these elements into our collections. We draw our own concepts, draft our own clothing patterns, spend hours searching for the right fabrics, and meticulously sew all the pieces together to create a beautiful garment that we find difficult to part with.

BETSUNI
Founded in 2017
Studio: beaux-arts studio – 1802 1 street SW, Suite 205

Website: betsuni

Latte Art Love

Latte Art Love

Latte Art Love

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Latte Art Love

Latte Art Love is my first passion  –  it is more than just the conventional coffee shop. Latte Art Love specializes in bringing that beloved Coffee Culture to any special event by providing espresso bar services right on location.

the story

I had the idea of some sort of Italian Coffee delivery service for a few years before I launched Latte Art Love, but the logistics for such a concept at the time didn’t jam with my ideals of great coffee. It wasn’t until my husband and I traveled to Vienna, Austria that the idea of a mobile coffee shop began to materialize into reality.

Coffee Culture in Vienna was so different from what Culture Culture was like in Calgary of 2013. Coffee tasted insanely delicious; fresh Italian Coffee was available on site at our conference at nearly every vendor booth, and coffee drinkers there had a more sophisticated and appreciative palate for great Italian styled coffee. 

Somehow, vendors were able to bring in and grow local Coffee Culture temporarily in our working life at our conference via mobile espresso bar systems. This was what I wanted to bring back to Calgary.

Once I got back home, I obsessed over the idea of a mobile espresso bar service. Yes, a conventional cafe may have been a tried and true food service concept, but the mobility and bringing/sharing Coffee Culture in unconventional locations attracted me more.

 I am so grateful for my Engineer, Yeats Wong. I planned out the equipment and general dimensions of our mobile espresso bar system, but it was Yeats who made sure the system was structurally sounds and built specifically for my abilities and needs. We are currently on our third prototype and we continue to modify and improve the Latte Art Love espresso bar, so we can share our passion of Coffee Culture.

Latte Art Love

We wouldn’t have been able to test out and fix up any kinks in the concept without Maria & Shannon Hoover, who gave us a venue to kickstart our business. We first opened in June of 2014 at Endeavor Art Gallery & Event Space, which was run by the Hoovers, and developed and built our coffee box system there. We have grown from our tiny cafe to a full espresso bar service, now located at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre on the RED mile (17 Avenue SW).

Latte Art Love

That special something

I have brought my espresso bar system to so many special events, but fresh Italian coffee isn’t the only thing that attracts my clients. Latte Art Love is all about our love for latte art, of course!

Most of our R&D time was actually spent on developing better techniques for sharing our Latte Art and making Latte Art more feasible to create at off-site venues for bigger crowds.

Did you know?
I am actually the barista behind the Crypt Cafe monster videos! I was flown down to Hollywood to create latte art for the CryptTV team and Eli Roth, himself!

LATTE ART LOVE
Founded & Operating since 2014
Headquarters: ATB Entrepreneur Centre – 1110 17 Avenue SW

Website: Latte Art Love

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