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Meet The Owners


Ella Jesmajian - Co Founder


Photographer & Marketing

Ella Jesmajian is a New York native and the cofounder of Honey & Roses Coffee. Prior to founding Honey & Roses, she spent a decade working in the restaurant industry for chef Michael Psilakis. She also found success with several short-term e-commerce ventures, one of which focused on imported bespoke Moroccan products. She is a photographer and artist at heart, so her favorite part about running a business is the exciting outlet for her creativity. Ella also helps other small businesses with their photography and digital marketing with her company Lily & Lorelei Photography. Ella is a foodie, travel junkie and passionate advocate for Oat Milk.  

Joe Whiteside - Co Founder

Operations & Finance

Joe Whiteside is a UK native who moved to New York 5 years ago in search of the American Dream  and amazing coffee. With a decade of experience in banking, he launched Honey & Roses to pursue an entrepreneurial path in e-commerce. His background in banking has given him a strong set of core skills in financial planning, management, process optimization and project management. He lives for a good Ethiopian pour over, fishing and traveling the world.

Ryan Hansen - Co-Owner

Coffee Aficionado & Marketing

You might recognize our newest partner Ryan from his work on several hit TV shows and movies. He's a California native, actor, entrepreneur and coffee aficionado. Alongside his love for acting, family and making people laugh, comes a passion for craft coffee.  Being a part of Honey & Roses Coffee, he hopes to share that passion with others...while staying extremely caffeinated of course!!!