2 minutes with Albert Racca founder of Coffee and Tings


Meet Albert Racca founder of Coffee and Tings. Coffee apparel made solely working out of coffee shops. He designs “coffee themed” apparel with a cheeky touch.
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HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

I got started with Coffee & tings because after a long trip in Europe I was on a plane back to LA and I had a huge urge to learn a new craft. After being back in LA for a couple of weeks a friend and I did some research about e-commerce and how it’s becoming a massive platform for upcoming businesses.

After a long look in different niches, One day out of the blue I was at my parent’s house and my dad was drinking a cup of coffee that he drinks EVERY morning. It came to me in that second that people will go to any lengths to have their cup of coffee in the morning. That passion behind needing/having your coffee led me to create Coffee & Tings.

WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BRAND NAME?

The inspiration for my brand name is actually a very funny story. It came from a time when I was living in Toronto, Canada and a very good friend of mine who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago could not go a sentence with out saying “and tings”, Because apparently in Trinidad “things” is pronounced “tings”. So after every sentence he would say “and tings”. So while looking for a name for my brand I could not get out of my head “and tings”. So from that “Coffee & tings: was born!

WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST HURDLE YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET STARTED?

I think that the biggest hurdle that I had to overcome was the idea of people not liking the product/ideas that I put out. I am huge perfectionist when it comes to design. So me being able to just let go of what people thought regardless if they liked it or not was tough because I wanted everyone to like it. But i learned that not everyone is going to like it, and that is ok.

WHAT WAS THAT “JUST DO IT” MOMENT FOR YOU TO GET STARTED?

I think that the “just do it” moment was when I kept running into different people who have created their own online Stores and how motivated they where in their particular niche. It made me realize that I had a huge urge to be successful and to create something great. After a couple of different conversations with different entrepreneurs and a little bit of help from close people around me, I said to my self “JUST DO IT” and i went for it.

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You Can Reach Coffee & Tings via:
Web https://coffeeandtings.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/coffeeandtings/

Edward @Coolhunt.LA

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