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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand David Sims stands behind the counter at Expresso in north Dickinson on Tuesday. Sims, a California native, was one of the first to bring espressos and cappuccinos to the area. The small business owner still thrives thanks to his shop being surrounded by hotels with oilfield workers living in them.

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For nearly 20 years, David Sims has been completing one mission in Dickinson: make exceptional espresso drinks.

For the past 15 years, he’s been serving up lattes, cappuccinos and Big Train blended drinks at Expresso in north Dickinson.

“I knew I loved coffee and enjoyed the coffee house scene that was kind of emerging when I got into the business in the early ’90s,” Sims said.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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