What is Cafe Ambience?
There are two people in this world: those who study well in silence and those who study well with some kind of ambient noise. For many of us, "that cafe sound" provides the perfect energy to concentrate on some work or relax over a cup of joe. The combined mix of sounds- clatter of silverware on dishes and the lull of voices of a busy lunch hour- makes for the perfect background white noise. Cafe Ambience brings you that mood.
Equally important to the cafe experience is the unique character of the place. There is a reason why you come back to the same cafe and sit at the same spot to pick up thoughts left there from before. We at Cafe Ambience believe that each cafe has its own distinct character and feeling and our recordings are unique to the cafes we bring to you.
Who are we?
The story of Cafe Ambience begins in the student centre of Hillsdale College, during finals week. Founder Parker Fox, began looking for alternative white noises to listen to while studying and found RainyMood.com, a website that streams recordings of thunderstorms. This gave Parker the idea to stream his favorite ambient background noise: cafes.
After moving to Minnesota, Parker was inspired enough to make the website a reality after brainstorming business ideas with roommate and business entrepreneur, Kurt Weber. Looking across the hall they found their other roommate, Arthur Aaberg, who provides the technical engineering. After a few months of the website being active and growing, Kurt had ambitions to bring in an international element to the website, and in came the fourth element to the team, Nick Bohn, hailing from Hamburg Germany.
Apart from the fun we have making this website and recording different atmospheres, we simply love local cafes. It is our joy to visit new cafes and restaurants, and capture their ambience, and bring them to you.