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Tyler DellaRatta, Founder of Morning Mugs Coffee

Why did you start Morning Mugs? 

Every morning at my old job I used to make a cup of coffee before work. I had five black mugs--each with a different color on the inside--that I would keep flipped over so the color was not visible. Every time I made a cup of coffee, I would guess what color I was going to pick that day, and if I got it correct I immediately felt a spark of joy. 

Morning Mugs stems from this feeling. I have always wanted to start my own company, and one day I was getting a haircut from my friend Sam at Hues on Hanover when he mentioned the open commercial space at Vision Federal Hill. This seemed like a sign that it was finally time to bring Morning Mugs to life here.


What is your favorite part about working at Vision Federal Hill?

I really love the community aspect that working at Vision Federal Hill brings. Not only is the co-working space so fun and interesting to be a part of as it brings people from all different walks of life together, but the Federal Hill and Otterbein communities also provide a great feeling of true togetherness. 


What is your go-to Morning Mugs order? 

This is going to sound really boring, but I love ordering a large black coffee. I used to order what I called the “glazed donut order”, which was essentially black coffee with cream and sugar, but now I enjoy a simply delicious cup of black coffee.


About Morning Mugs

Morning Mugs’ mission is to help people find joy in the little things in life.


Morning Mugs started as a way of motivating and encouraging a community of people to find enjoyment in the littlest of things, like guessing the color of a mug or your morning coffee. Morning Mugs prides themselves on providing the same delicious cup of coffee or espresso every time you come in. Striving to grow and get better, Morning Mugs pushes for a culture that spreads gratefulness throughout the community.   


Learn more about Tyler and Morning Mugs here.

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