The appropriately named Steadfast Coffee is coming in very, very hot onto the Nashville coffee shop scene. The business is owned by three men who initially became excited by the prospects of joining the growing industry of specialty coffee making a few years ago. Two from the trio, Sean Stewart and Nathaniel Mehrens, spent time working together at Bongo Java before honing their skills in coffee entrepreneurship at the well established CREMA Coffee in Nashville, TN. Meanwhile, the third owner, Jamie Cunningham, was acting as Bongo Java’s Director of Brewing and Education. When Stewart and Mehrens started making serious efforts to branch out on their own, Cunningham was brought on as a partner and they signed a lease in Germantown in 2014, they’ve been growing steadily ever since. — Read more about Steadfast Coffee in our October 2015 issue here.