Coffeehouse Feels – Mixed Tape No.1 by Shay

What makes a coffee shop so special? The coffee? The people? The aesthetic? Perhaps it’s the music? While there are many things that add to its charm, a coffee shop is not without the right playlist. How do I define coffeehouse music? Chill. Not too calm as to put you to sleep and easy enough […]

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Coffee With Shay

Keeping up with the change-makers of the world. Exploring the inspirations of the entrepreneurs, go-getters, innovators, and influencers working to make a positive change in today’s society Change-maker: Noun. A person who works actively to effect positive social change. Source: Oxford Dictionary

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Why Coffee With Shay?

A little insight as to why I started Coffee With Shay.  First off, coffee is amazing. It got me through both undergrad and grad school. Soy vanilla lattes with the occasional soy caramel frappacino with extra caramel drizzle. Coffee gives me life! Caffeine, I must admit, is a necessity. In the least, my daily routine […]

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Coffee with Kevin Chang

A special Coffee With Shay this Father’s Day.  Featuring the man himself, my own father Kevin Chang.. or as I call him, “Dad.”  Many know him as Coach Kevin or even Mr. Chang.  For this reason, I have been coined “Kevin Chang’s daughter.”  As much as I complain about this, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Kevin Chang.  Where […]

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Coffee Update: What’s the Latest?

Aloha! What’s the latest with Coffee With Shay? It’s been on a brief hiatus due to Merrie Monarch season. But I’m back and ready to share more inspiring stories of the change-makers of today. A lot of exciting stories coming soon! I hope you’re ready to be inspired. Any change-makers you want to see on […]

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Coffee on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I hope your day is filled with love and joy. Love for your family, friends, fur babies, and special someones. Joy for all that you have and all that you are. Because you are fabulous! I show my love and joy for you all with a special THANK YOU! Thank you […]

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Coffee With Shayne Leong

Change-maker: Shayne Leong Coffee of Choice: A macchiato.. a true macchiato Age: 25 Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Current Location: South Lake Union in Seattle, WA Education: Moanalua High School; B.S. in Business and Economics from University of Oregon in Eugene, OR Career: He currently works at Amazon as a Program Manager in Corporate Gift Card Operations. What do you do […]

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Coffee with Brenda Asuncion

The conservation of the environment and Hawaiʻi’s loko iʻa . . . Change-maker: Brenda Asuncion Coffee of Choice: Home-made french press.  For an extra kick: a soy latte.  For an even greater kick: a dirty chai. Hometown: Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi Education: ‘Iolani High School; B.A. in Biology with a focus in Marine Biology from Occidental College […]

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Coffee with Nicole Ng

Change-Maker: Nicole Ng Age: 25 Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Education: Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington Profession: Electrical Engineer Coffee of Choice: Green Tea Latte Where do you work? I am currently working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. I am a […]

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Coffee Break: Social Surfing

Time for a coffee break. Social media has become immersed in our culture – it can’t be avoided.  How do I stay up to date with what’s happening and the newest trends?  A social surf of course.  At least, that’s what I call it.  Social surfing: surfing social media and/or the internet for any relevant […]

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Coffee with Preston Haʻo

Change-maker: Preston Haʻo Instagram/Twitter Handle: @thatshao Age: 26 Hometown: ʻAiea, Hawaiʻi Education: Kamehameha High School – Kapālama; B.S. in Sociology with Minor in Business from University of Oregon Current Position: Designer + Production Coordinator for Fitted Hawaii Coffee of Choice: Cold Brew, Extra Shot of Aloha. Hold the straw. What does a day in your life look like?  It depends.  I […]

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