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Maria LuciaCoffee Stories
17th April 2024

María Lucía Restrepo

Hailing from the luscious landscapes of Colombia, María Lucía Restrepo considers herself a newbie in the coffee industry, learning along the way and changing lives one ping-pong paddle at a time. We caught up with Maria at Shanghai Hotelex, and listened to her story, to get an insight into the…
Rens Tuzon coffee artistCoffee Stories
10th April 2024

Rens Tuzon

The craft of coffee is innately artistic — each sip of a quality brew sparks admiration, a reminder of the mastery it demands. From novel brewing methods to unconventional roasting styles, those in the industry strive to marry creativity with innovation, forever seeking the next best method to serve and…
Vera LiCoffee Stories
31st March 2024

Vera Li

Firstly, we have Vera Li from Cafe Elements, a green coffee bean buyer company in China that sources its beans from Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Cafe Elements started as a personal desire for Vera to change the narrative of the coffee industry in China, as she was formerly in the…
Coffee Stories
1st March 2024

Lucas Harville

Luca, from Loveramics Standing tall at Loveramics Booth is Lucas Harville, the general manager of Loveramics, USA,  basking in the love and connection that the coffee community brings to everyone present at the event.   He is at Shanghai Hotelex to show off Loveramics’ gorgeous ceramics, connect with other coffee…
George Makropoulos cuppingCoffee Stories
19th February 2024

George Makropoulos

In the world of coffee, George Makropoulos stands out as an inspiring figure. This Greek coffee professional has dedicated his life not only to mastering the art and science of coffee but also to passing on his knowledge and passion to a new generation of coffee experts.   George Makropoulos…
Kunal ShethKunal ShethCoffee Stories
19th February 2024

Kunal Sheth

In the vibrant world of coffee entrepreneurship, Kunal Sheth, an ambitious and passionate coffee lover from India, defied the odds to create a thriving specialty coffee culture in his region. From humble beginnings in a small town to challenging the norms in Mumbai, Kunal's journey is a testament to his…
Mertkan Kılıçcı barista roaster TurkeyCoffee Stories
30th January 2024

Mertkan Kılıçcı

Mertkan Kılıçcı's story is a journey of passion transcending the bounds of a typical career path. It begins in the classrooms of an engineering college in Turkey, where Mertkan, a student of mechanical engineering, grapples with a profession he respects but doesn't love. His true calling whispers to him not…
Alejandro LozanoCoffee Stories
11th January 2024

Alejandro Lozano

At 44, Alejandro Lozano, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of baristas worldwide. In a world where age often dictates career trajectories, Alejandro's story diverges from the norm. A pianist by training, his shift to the bustling world of coffee in Monterrey, Mexico, mirrors the lives of many…
Xiao xia, Reshine in ChinaCoffee Stories
31st December 2023

Xiao Xia

In the bustling lanes of Shenyang, China, where specialty coffee is still blossoming, Xiao Xia stands as a testament to what female entrepreneurs can achieve in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Her story is not just about the aromatic allure of coffee but about a resilient journey marked by passion, innovation,…
Haroon ZafarCoffee Stories
2nd December 2023

Haroon Zafar

Haroon Zafar's Coffee Canvas: Brewing, Creating, and Connecting. In the fascinating realm of coffee aficionados and content creators, Haroon Zafar emerged as a captivating figure, weaving a narrative that transcends the boundaries of coffee, anime, and a mosaic of personal passions. Haroon's journey, illuminated through the lens of our podcast,…
Catherine Gu 顾娘娘Coffee Stories
8th November 2023

Catherine Gu

In the world of coffee, where the aroma of freshly ground beans can tell a story of passion and dedication, Catherine Gu, known affectionately as Empress Gu in the coffee community in China, stands out not just as a connoisseur but as a beacon for all who cherish the humble…
Dara SantanaCoffee Stories
23rd October 2023

Dara Santana

BEHIND “DART CAFFEINE”: DISCOVERING COFFEE THROUGH THE SENSES OF A CHEMICAL ENGINEER AND HER IMPACT ON WATER QUALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR COFFEE. THIS IS THE STORY OF DARA SANTANA. Dara Santana Whoever said chemistry is essential for falling in love and crucial in a relationship was not wrong. And Dara Santana,…
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