Standard pour overs, rose-infused lattes and all other hot drinks enjoyed in-house at Curator Coffee arrive in a one-of-a-kind handcrafted mug. The presentation is just the start of the ways in which cafe owner Yuli Chang works to marry her passions of coffee and art. “I use creativity in coffee and art, so we’re weaving everything together,” says Chang, who moved to Texas from Taiwan in 2009.
And while she’d grown up loving art and coffee, Chang pursued a career in finance first, working as an analyst at a local firm after earning her degree at UTSA. She quickly found she didn’t love the field, so in 2020 she sold her house and car and invested everything into Curator Coffee.
She’d visited coffee bean farms on family trips and as part of UTSA’s Investment Society but enrolled at the San Antonio Barista Academy, worked at Black Rifle Coffee Co. and shadowed other pros to learn the art of turning those beans into cappuccinos, lattes and cold brews.
Curator Coffee started in 2020 with pop-ups before growing in March into a cafe. Along with drinks made from local beans that Chang curates seasonally (from places like Tag Coffee Co. and Shotgun House Roasters), the San Antonio Potters Guild member also uses her shop as a gallery space where she displays and sells the work of local ceramic artists. Her own mugs and vases also are for sale, and you can even purchase the cup your coffee order comes in.
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