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Coffee Stories
1st December 2020

Ahmed Hawi

Growing up in a village 100 km away from Beirut, Lebanon, coffee was considered an essential, in Ahmed Hawi’s family home. No matter the hour, coffee was always what gathered…
Orkun Ustel
Coffee Stories
27th November 2020

Orkun Üstel

Award winning Turkish barista, Orkun Ustel tells us how he fell into the coffee industry by happy accident. Two-time winner of the Brewers Cup Champion of Turkey and professional barista…
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Coffee Stories
25th November 2020

Berenice Cortés

Having studied administration at high school,  Berenice Cortés turned away from following a career in her field of study after taking inspiration from her mother, who had been working with coffee…
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Coffee Stories
23rd November 2020

Evgeny Starikov

Evgeny Starikov's stepping-stone to the coffee industry was when he began working for Simple Coffee, a Russian coffee chain in Yekaterinburg. Evgeny wasn’t particularly fond of coffee at the time, but…
Margarita Amelina Coffee Story
Coffee Stories
8th November 2020

Margarita Amelina

“Coffee isn’t just a transaction but an expression of personal desire.” Маргарита Амелина is brewing with Aeropress If someone likes coffee with milk, then cappuccinos are always a great idea…
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Coffee Stories
5th November 2020

Tzanetos Dalietos

Tzanetos Dalietos is an archetype example of no matter how exceptional the obstacle you face is, you can always bounce back.  In 2019 he experienced a horrific accident that set…
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Coffee Stories
22nd October 2020

Dhan Tamang

Growing up in village in Nepal, Dhan Tamang had little exposure to the craft behind a good cup of coffee. In Nepal, coffee remains an expensive and luxury good so…
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Coffee Stories
23rd August 2020

Yann Ramírez

From Washing dishes to being allured by the aromas of Specialty Coffee to performing in a barista Championship. This is Yann Ramírez's coffee story. Yann Ramírez needed to pay her…
Irina Sharipova Iamnotabarista
Coffee Stories
14th August 2020

Irina Sharipova

My name is Irina Sharipova, The coffee guru: competitor, judge, trainer, a Q grader, and even traveled to Origin. This is my Story.   Irina Sharipova El Salvador was the…