Buena Vida Coffee offers students on Marquette University's campus to gain real life experience in the operation and management of a small enterprise. Housed in the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, which serves as an incubator space for student, faculty and staff entrepreneurship, Buena Vida Coffee has been able give over 30 students access to a unique hands-on learning opportunity beyond the classroom.




" Buena Vida Coffee gives power to students like no other program I know of. It isn't theoretical or imagined: students are given the opportunities to work with money, customers and inventory. They do it first-hand, not looking over someone's shoulder, and the chance to problem-solve in a business like that is something most people will never have the opportunity to do. Because students are the decision-makers, they feel the repercussions of their choices quickly, and the learning is real. I am so grateful for the opportunities I was given through Buena Vida Coffee, and will continue to support the program in any ways I can."

                                   -Marian, Spring 2012-Spring 2013


Learn more about the current team here!

 Are you a Marquette University student interested in joining this student-driven company? Please fill out our internship application

Feel free to contact Daniel Klingelhoets, CEO with any questions at or at 414-288-4175.