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Pippa Chatikavanij

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Yashar Karimi

Iran is known for their tea as the climate of Northern provinces is ideal for cultivating Iranian tea. Iranians, especially in colder regions of the country, drink multiple cups of tea throughout the day. Despite this, Yashar Karimi chose to go against the norm, and forged a career path in the…
Pippa Chatikavanij
15th October 2021
Carlos Ortiz I'M NOT A BARISTA STORYCoffee Stories

Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz is a family-oriented man with a love of music almost as strong as his Café Con Leche. He began playing the guitar when he was 16 but left music to pursue a different career path. Although he still has a passion for music, he found his purpose in…
Pippa Chatikavanij
20th August 2021
Elizaveta VagabovaCoffee Stories

Elizaveta Vagabova

Elizaveta Vagabova, the 2019 Barista League Champion who had to learn English to break into the coffee world. Today we got to speak with The 2019 Barista League Champion, Elizaveta Vagabova. Elizaveta shares her coffee story with us, hoping to inspire young baristas to reach their full potential.  From St…
Pippa Chatikavanij
16th August 2021
Regina Begum barista storyCoffee Stories

Regina Begum

Regina Begum found that it was "not my cup of tea" and left to forge her own path in the Coffee world.  Meet Regina Begum, a Barista from Mumbai, India, whose passion is sampling and creating espressos of the highest quality. Despite the struggles she experienced while growing up in…
Pippa Chatikavanij
23rd July 2021