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Farnood KhodaeiCoffee Stories

Farnood Khodaei

In the heart of Iran, a nation with ancient and culturally rich terrains, is a tale of dedication, challenges, and an unyielding passion for coffee. This is the journey of Farnood Khodaei, who transformed life's hurdles into stepping stones, emerging as an inspiration for countless aspiring coffee professionals. Farnood Khodaei…
18th September 2023
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Nadia Park

“I just didn't want to make educational content. I never won (or participated in) a Brewer's or Barista’s Championship, so I had no visible credibility. And as much as I would like to explain things, I think those are for others. For me, it was more about how I can…
Ewa MalickaCoffee Stories

Ewa Malicka

When most people think about touring different countries, they think of the landmarks, heritage sites, and tourist destinations deemed fit by people all over the world. Today’s coffee story introduces Ewa Malicka, who loves to tour countries, not for sightseeing but to experience coffee and coffee shops in place of…
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Luca Romito

This coffee story is about Luca Romito, a 29-year-old barista from a small town at the foot of the Euganean Hills in Veneto, Italy, who works as a barista in Padua, one of Italy's oldest cities. He has been working in the coffee industry for six years and hopes that…
Sabine Wanka
10th May 2023
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Sarah Silvia

We would have called her the “Traveling Barista,” but she isn’t a barista in her travels, and while she is a barista, she doesn’t travel. From America to Costa Rica, to Spain, we follow Sarah Silvia’s coffee journey and discover how coffee, which she considered disgusting at first, became the…
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Emre Kalkan

Somewhere on the streets of Heidelberg, Germany, lies a one-of-a-kind contraption. Is it a kiosk? Is it a bicycle? Well, it’s both. This is the story of Emre Kalkan. The inventor of the the first environmentally friendly mobile coffee bike. Emre Kalkan Don’t let his sunglasses fool you; Emre Kalkan's…
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Javier Quiroz

Javier Quiroz’s coffee journey starts from humble beginnings: as a broke college student. He was searching for a job in order to pay for his studies in economics while fulfilling his desire to learn about the coffee industry in Mexico. Fortunately, he found a job as a barista apprentice in…
Emma Niro
3rd March 2023
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Younes Salehi

Iranian barista and roaster, Younes Salehi, was drawn to coffee at a young age. His dive into the coffee industry began when he was just 19 years old. Today, he is a researcher at Flexibar Machines which produces handcrafted coffee bar equipment. With 10 years under his belt, Younes hopes…
Nathierah Fredericks
27th February 2023
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Kevin Kaunang

Over and over again, we focus on how coffee enthusiasts and daily drinkers need to value the service received from baristas and everyone else on the coffee chain. What if the spotlight is on the coffee shop itself? From its management and how it is run to improving the livelihood…
Oluwatobifunmi Olaniran
17th February 2023
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Julia Behlendorf

How Do You Spell “Community?”  C-O-F-F-E-E:  How Julia Behlendorf Discovered That a Career in Coffee is Not About Commission and Pay but Connection and Purpose “I’m trying every day to appreciate each cup of coffee - paying attention to a perfect brew, serving with a smile…” Julia Behlendorf is cupping…
Kenyatta Fishoe
20th January 2023