Our Leadership Team

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Nicki McDonald

California General Manager, Barista, Founder, CEO

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Amy Harper

Colorado General Manager & Barista

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Zach Harper

Colorado Training & Maintenance Manager, Barista

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Kent McDonald

Technology Director & California Barista

a message from our founder

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Coffee.
I fell in love with coffee when I was 15 years old. Not because I liked coffee back then, but because of the way it made me feel as I sat at a local coffeehouse with my friends. It was about connecting with people over a warm mug.

Since then, I’ve grown to love the relationship it brings even more, and I’ve also grown to love the bean! Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO, once said, “We are not in the coffee business serving people, but we are in the people business, serving coffee.” I love learning everything about coffee, from the countries of origin and the people who grow, handpick, and process it, to the technique in the roasting process, to the perfect brew.

People.
But I also love learning about people, watching old friends connect or introducing people to each other as they linger at our carts. With a business that revolves around my two passions, coffee and people, I get to do what I love every day, and still have time for the most important relationships in my life.

Our Colorado team runs smoothly because of my friends, our Colorado manager, Amy, and our maintenance and purchasing manager, Zach. They attentively serve our baristas and clients, and I couldn’t run a business in two states without them! My husband, Kent, is an integral part of The Funky Brewster, serving as our tech support and website guru, and putting up with my entrepreneurial, crazy side. I also have two sons, Jake and Ben. Jake is 15 and I have the privilege of working alongside him as he steps into The Funky Brewster as his first job. Ben is  11, and also helps out with the business as needed. I am thankful to have a network of support in both Colorado and California to help me realize my dream of caffeinating and connecting people, one funky cup of coffee at a time!

With a whole lot of coffee love,

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Nicki McDonald, Barista, Founder, CEO

 

Great Barista!

Thank you for making our teacher appreciation event wonderful. The staff loved their coffees and pastries and had great things to say about your barista!

Pennock PTA, CO

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2016-12-05T21:45:58-08:00

Pennock PTA, CO

Thank you for making our teacher appreciation event wonderful. The staff loved their coffees and pastries and had great things to say about your barista!

Convenient Service

Our PTA used them for our Teacher Appreciation week event. The staff loved their coffees and pastries and had wonderful things to say about the barista. Great way to make our staff members feel special. Will definitely be using again as they made the entire process very easy!

Jenette Keese, CO

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2016-12-05T21:38:27-08:00

Jenette Keese, CO

Our PTA used them for our Teacher Appreciation week event. The staff loved their coffees and pastries and had wonderful things to say about the barista. Great way to make our staff members feel special. Will definitely be using again as they made the entire process very easy!

Fun, happy baristas

My favorite thing about The Funky Brewster is the fun, happy, baristas and of course the delicious coffee drinks.

Trina, Essent Guaranty, CO

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2016-12-05T21:35:57-08:00

Trina, Essent Guaranty, CO

My favorite thing about The Funky Brewster is the fun, happy, baristas and of course the delicious coffee drinks.

Awesome

We loved Michelle -- she was awesome!! And the teachers and staff really LOVED their coffee and drinks!!

Westerly Creek Elementary, CO

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2016-12-05T20:58:59-08:00

Westerly Creek Elementary, CO

We loved Michelle -- she was awesome!! And the teachers and staff really LOVED their coffee and drinks!!

Affordable Service

Thank you for being affordable so we’re able to offer this awesome service to our associates!!

Cozette, TJX Companies, CA

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2016-12-05T21:23:52-08:00

Cozette, TJX Companies, CA

Thank you for being affordable so we’re able to offer this awesome service to our associates!!

Individually Crafted Treat

RE/MAX Alliance in Westminster loves to have The Funky Brewster bring their cart and help us celebrate Valentine's Day with all of our agents! A nice treat that is crafted for each individual's taste!

Beth, RE/MAX Alliance, CO

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2016-12-05T21:29:02-08:00

Beth, RE/MAX Alliance, CO

RE/MAX Alliance in Westminster loves to have The Funky Brewster bring their cart and help us celebrate Valentine's Day with all of our agents! A nice treat that is crafted for each individual's taste!

Incredible staff and food

We loved having the Funky Brewster at our event and we’ll definitely be reaching out again for future events. The staff, food and efficiency was incredible!

Leah, Four Winds Interactive

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2017-12-02T12:47:24-08:00

Leah, Four Winds Interactive

We loved having the Funky Brewster at our event and we’ll definitely be reaching out again for future events. The staff, food and efficiency was incredible!

Experience and convenience

Nicki really knows her coffee drinks, with many years of experience and provides a great and convenient service. It’s a hit to have a great esspresso bar at your next event! She has also taken the care to make sure she is properly insured. Give her a try, you’ll like it!
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2016-12-03T14:51:34-08:00
Nicki really knows her coffee drinks, with many years of experience and provides a great and convenient service. It’s a hit to have a great esspresso bar at your next event! She has also taken the care to make sure she is properly insured. Give her a try, you’ll like it!

Awesome baristas

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed meeting Amy and the other Barista...they were awesome!! Our residents loved the special attention. We look forward to other events.

Gloria, Meadows at Meridian, CO

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2016-12-05T20:53:57-08:00

Gloria, Meadows at Meridian, CO

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed meeting Amy and the other Barista...they were awesome!! Our residents loved the special attention. We look forward to other events.

Skip the Keurig

The cart gives people another reason to run into each other in the same place in the office and at the same time, people love the variety of offerings outside of our normal line at the keurig.

Matt, Sendgrid, CA & CO

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2016-12-05T21:02:27-08:00

Matt, Sendgrid, CA & CO

The cart gives people another reason to run into each other in the same place in the office and at the same time, people love the variety of offerings outside of our normal line at the keurig.

Makes life complete

This salted caramel mocha is delicious. If I died right now, my life would be complete.

Nancy, General Manager, Famous Dave's

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2016-12-05T21:02:59-08:00

Nancy, General Manager, Famous Dave's

This salted caramel mocha is delicious. If I died right now, my life would be complete.

Delicious coffee and smoothies

At Flagstaff Academy, we take our gratitude (and coffee) seriously! For our month of gratitude, the entire staff was treated this morning to delicious coffees and smoothies...Thank you to The Funky Brewster and the fabulous barista, Jessie!

Flagstaff Academy, CO

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2016-12-05T21:49:02-08:00

Flagstaff Academy, CO

At Flagstaff Academy, we take our gratitude (and coffee) seriously! For our month of gratitude, the entire staff was treated this morning to delicious coffees and smoothies...Thank you to The Funky Brewster and the fabulous barista, Jessie!

A Huge Hit

The Funky Brewster was a huge hit at my husband's 40th birthday party! The drinks were AMAZING and Nicki was awesome to work with!! I highly recommend her!!!

Nicole Pappo, CA

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2016-12-05T21:40:29-08:00

Nicole Pappo, CA

The Funky Brewster was a huge hit at my husband's 40th birthday party! The drinks were AMAZING and Nicki was awesome to work with!! I highly recommend her!!!

Yummy Beverages

We Loooooove free coffee days at CIG! Thanks to The Funky Brewster for coming in and making us yummy morning beverages!

Consolidated Investment Group, CO

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2016-12-05T21:44:10-08:00

Consolidated Investment Group, CO

We Loooooove free coffee days at CIG! Thanks to The Funky Brewster for coming in and making us yummy morning beverages!

Office Connection

Besides the service of having an awesome Barista in the office on Monday mornings, people are really connecting at the coffee cart and visiting with peers who they don’t get to see on a daily basis otherwise!

Cozette, TJX Companies, CA

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2016-12-05T21:22:12-08:00

Cozette, TJX Companies, CA

Besides the service of having an awesome Barista in the office on Monday mornings, people are really connecting at the coffee cart and visiting with peers who they don’t get to see on a daily basis otherwise!

Awesome espresso drinks

Thanks a Latte, Funky Brewster for the awesome espresso drinks at our run today!!

Lisa, Runners Roost, CO

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2016-12-05T21:30:51-08:00

Lisa, Runners Roost, CO

Thanks a Latte, Funky Brewster for the awesome espresso drinks at our run today!!
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