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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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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
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Peter Allane Ong

Lao Tzu once said that “a leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves”. This quote reminds me of Peter Allane Ong's journey to where he is now and how the foundation of his…
Vasileia Fanarioti
2nd March 2022
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Aylin Ölcer

She fell in love with her city’s coffee scene. In three years, Aylin Ölcer became the German national barista champion.Aylin’s journey into coffee can be described as sweet serendipity. Fresh out of university in 2016 with a business degree, the Bonn native packed her bags and moved to Berlin to…
Zed Wong
8th February 2021