Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Remember when cafés had couches?
In Part 1, Pinhole Coffee owner JoEllen Depakakibo walks us through her life growing up just outside of Chicago. She ended up going to college at DePaul and moving to Chicago, which lead to her first jobs in coffee shops.
In Part 2, JoJo goes into detail about her various roles at Blue Bottle, including a brief stint in New York City. When she returned to San Francisco in 2012, she started formulating a business plan. With the support of her bosses at Blue Bottle, that plan ended up being Pinhole Coffee, which opened in Bernal Heights in 2014.
Pinhole is open with reduced hours and a smaller menu during shelter-in-place. Check their website or follow them on social media for more info.
We recorded this podcast on Zoom during quarantine in San Francisco in April 2020.