Nick was born in Appleton, Wis., where he lived until he was 9 years old. His family then moved to Apple Valley, Minn, and eventually Minneapolis. (That’s a lot of apples.) At age 18, he started working at cafés and bakeries around Minneapolis, and this is when he fell in love with coffee and the hospitality surrounding it. When he turned 24, he started a job at Broders’ Southside Pasta Bar where he eventually became the general manager and learned the ins and outs of restaurant management; from that experience, his passion for service was solidified.
Along with working in the service industry, he fell in love with playing piano, singing and writing music with his brothers and friends. He even had an opportunity to tour domestically and internationally with two different groups. In 2012, Nick and his brothers, Sam and Mike, were asked to be actors in an independent film that was accepted to the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. They still collaborate,making short films and music together.
In 2015, Nick was hired to open and operate The Bachelor Farmer Café in the North Loop of downtown Minneapolis as the general manager. Through this experience he was able to bring in and taste coffees from a full variety of roasters from the U.S.A. and Canada. From there, his curiosity and passion involving coffee only grew, and he jumped at the chance to become a team member at Café Imports.