“None of us had any background or professional ‘coffee training’; we were just good at drinking coffee.” That’s Ajai Thandi, one of the founding trio at the helm of Sleepy Owl, a Delhi-based service that’s delivering cold brew coffee to the capital’s bean buffs. There’s a playful camaraderie between the co-founders, Thandi, Ashwajeet Singh and Arman Sood, and they oscillate between taking digs at each other and propping the other up. “We were in jobs (or were studying subjects) that required us to drink heaps of coffee”, adds Thandi nodding towards childhood bud Singh, the common link in this three-way friendship and partnership. “Ajai was an investment banker, and Arman and I studied five (long) years of law together, which in itself warranted a hefty dose of coffee on any given day”, Singh explains. While most college students make do with instant coffee, Sood and Singh brewed their own in Singh’s French press. “The problem arose when we went on to our respective jobs, and found that good coffee just wasn’t available”, says Sood.