Hi there! I'm Bryan Schiele, a coffee lover and the co-host of the I Brew My Own Coffee Podcast. I'm a husband, a father, and a software engineer by day here in Phoenix, AZ. I spend a lot of time drinking coffee, posting to my coffee-focused Instagram account @letsbrew.coffee, and connecting with people all over the world like yourself. Thank you taking the time to visit my site. If I can be of any help, please drop me message on my Contact Page.
ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS:
Do you work in coffee?
Nope! I've been working as a software engineer here in Phoenix for the past decade+ after college. I'm fortunate to have a super stable job, but I'm always on the lookout for creative projects. Currently I shoot freelance real estate photography for a handful of clients as well as the occasional marketing work I've done for some amazing coffee companies.
Can we send you something to review?
I'm happy to provide private feedback about coffees or products, so don't hesitate to reach out! I do not agree to post about anything I've been given, either on this website or on my @letsbrew.coffee Instagram page. However, if I enjoy something enough and am so inclined, I might choose to mention it (with full transparency about where the coffee or product came from and whether or not I purchased it).
Can we use your photos to market our products?
Sure! I'm happy to try and work out an agreement on pricing for my photos. Please reach out and let's talk!
Can we hire you to shoot for us?
I've had the honor of working with some of the most amazing coffee brands over the past few years. Depending on the project, budget, and my availability at the time, I'd definitely be open to discussing your project and how I can help. I do not, however, use this website or my @letsbrew.coffee Instagram account as a platform for sponsored content. All work provided will be for use on your own page(s), with any restrictions specified in a licensing agreement.
How can I become an "influencer" like you?
LOL! Just checking if you were still reading this. Sadly I've been asked this question many times by people who were looking to grow their accounts in order to get free things. I don't view myself as an "influencer" in the modern sense. I'm happy to pay for what I get and I'm not looking to gain followers in pursuit of some kind of handout or advantage. I don't care about getting reposted, having thousands of likes on all of my photos, or being some kind of billboard for brands. Instagram is merely my place to record my experiences with coffee, connect with other passionate people about their experiences, and serves as a creative outlet for some ludacrously colorful photography.