Progress Coffee began, in 2004, as a small café tucked in a warehouse on Austin’s east side long before any mid- or high-rises dotted the sky. Joshua Bingaman had a vision of what was to come in the area that most others could hardly imagine. Progress became the trailblazer for the area and a community gathering spot for those who lived and worked in east Austin. It became an eclectic mix of artists, musicians and designers mixed with original east side residents. Progress operated successfully for over 10 years in the same spot and remains a beloved memory throughout the area.