In our offices, we help businesses and professionals grow.
In our coffee shop, we group people together.
At GROU we focus on our community, support local talent and we do it through coffee.
The shop is where we showcase the best of our community: local bakers, farmers, producers, roasters and shops. The office is where creative freelancers and small businesses can work together to develop ideas and help their customers grow.
CO-FOUNDER & COFFEE LOVER
B.B.A, Class of 2013. University of Miami!
FAVORITE COFFEE: CAPPUCCINO WITH OAT MILK
FAVORITE HOBBIES: COOKING AND SPORTS
COFFEE ADVICE: DON'T LET IT GET COLD!
CO-FOUNDER & COFFEE LOVER
B.A, Class of 2013. Texas Christian University
FAVORITE COFFEE: LATTE
FAVORITE HOBBIES: SPORTS AND KARAOKE
COFFEE TIP: ALWAYS START YOUR DAY WITH A LATTE
Bar is an outgoing, energetic and passionate person who loves a hot espresso or hot tea, and when I say hot... It better be HOT, trust me!!
Bar is the creative brain on our team, although sometimes she can get “too creative” I have to admit that she does come up with some brilliant ideas. Being creative, passionate and adding her attention to detail makes her a marketing expert, which sucks for me because not only she’s “right” at home, but now she’s actually right at work as well.
She is always finding solutions and new ways to do things, so when she has an idea, she is going to put her head around it until she makes it work. Those are great assets for one person, but her biggest attribute is people. She has the ability to bring the best out of everyone around her and help whoever needs her... Well, sometimes she would help you even if you don’t need it. That’s the kind of person she is and GROU is a channel for her to give back to the community and do what she does best, make people better! She loves local business and always motivates people to support and shop small businesses in Miami.
He is the "yes" guy in our team! Our motivator, which is what I admire the most about him (and what I encourage you to look for in any business partner). He won't turn down an idea, he motivates you to dig deeper and fight harder. He also transfers the same motivation into his personal and professional growth, constantly learning and trying to be better just like we do at GROU!
Orlando or "Super" as we call him, is 100% goal-driven and very focused, We love having him around because he does not stop! He keeps the team pretty balanced, he knows how to make the out-of-the-box ideas happen, thinking about everyone and everything. He is by far, the best problem-solver you'll find out there. Plus, he's very patient, very very patient (sometimes, way too patient)
But most importantly, he's a great listener. He knows how to truly read and understand people. That makes him great at customer service, managing a team and incredibly good handling feedback. He's definitely the guy behind the numbers and the operations. So smart & caring. Thanks to him and all these great attributes, GROU opened its doors and we now have an amazing team serving our community.
Looking for a place to work? We would love to meet you!
Miami Voyage's story about GROU: "Meet Orlando Superlano and Barbara Safina of GROU in Coral Gables".
Coral Gables Magazine: "A Start-Up by any other name" on page 78