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Episode 115 — Deadstock Coffee Owner Ian Williams

Devin Robertson

On this episode of the SoleSavy Podcast, Ian Williams from Deadstock Coffee stops by to talk with DP about his journey from working as a janitor at Nike HQ to opening up his own coffee business in Portland.

1:50 Introduction to Ian Williams

4:50 What kind of influence has Allen Iverson had on you?

9:50 Tell us about your journey at Nike

17:00 What is your life advice regarding career?

19:10 How do you go from Nike to Deadstock coffee?

23:50 Tell us about what “Coffee Should be Dope” mean to you?

33:35 What led you to open Concourse Coffee?

40:19 How did the Adidas collaboration come about?

49:15 If you could do any collab silhouette which one would you do?


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