Josemiguel Gomez, Don Sutton, and Brooke Bierhaus Sutton are the founders and owners of Third Space Coffee with over two decades of coffee industry experience, the triple-threat founders bring their own unique stamp to their relationship with coffee. The team formed in 2021 after Josemiguel and Brooke met while filming a documentary for Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma. Third Space Coffee’s first shop is located on the ancestral lands of Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage. This connection makes our location extremely special for us.
In a very Northwest Arkansas-esque moment, Brooke (one of our co-founders) was interviewing Best Friends Animal Society Campaign Director, Kristin Switzer, for a local television show Brooke was hosting. The discussion around BFAS’s mission to #SaveThemAll, and the building of their new Pet Resource Center in Bentonville led to the Third Space founders sending a proposal to become the coffee shop inside the Pet Resource Center. Our vision as an experience led, sustainable and 100% vegan coffee shop coincides with the mission of BFAS Pet Resource Center.