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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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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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Mohammad Reza Khademalhoseini

Before Mohammad Reza Khademalhoseini was known as “the most prolific strategist in the coffee industry,” he was simply known as a hard worker and a genius innovator who could take any café from ordinary to extraordinary. This is the story of how Mohammad Reza Khademalhoseini rose through the ranks of…
Kenyatta Fishoe
20th October 2022
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Mohammad Hassan Saeedi

Most coffee stories begin on a high note. Mohammad Hassan Saeedi's coffee story begins with a much more complicated note. It begins with an opportunity to love. No, not love for a cup of coffee, but the opportunity to win the woman he loved.   Mohammad Hassan Saeedi Mohammad Hassan…
Oluwatobifunmi Olaniran
5th October 2022
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Ali Alavi

Iranian coffee author of Sensory Book: Evaluation of Flavor Notes, Ali Alavi, developed his love for coffee at a young age and believes that knowledge surrounding coffee is a bottomless drink. This is his story. Ali Alavi coffee story Before dipping his toes in the coffee industry, Ali was a…
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Mohsen Hezarkhani

Meet Mohsen Hezarkhani, an Iranian barista who enjoys his cafe’s rush hour, loving the adrenaline that comes with beating his own personal record of most customers served in a certain time. A self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, Mohsen has worked across the globe following the drink, having met interesting people and seen…
Lauren Horton
22nd November 2021
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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
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Neda Mirzadeh

Meet Neda Mirzadeh, an inspiring Iranian Barista and creative Latte artist, who expresses herself through coffee. Neda Mirzadeh While Neda Mirzadeh finds that all aspects of her life have been touched through coffee, she often looks back at the first sip of good coffee as one of the most special…
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The Legendary of Shayli Mosalli

In fact, unlike most other coffee lovers, Shayli Mosalli has travelled from the intricate science of coffee to the deep love of it. This is her legendary coffee story. Shayli Mosalli was born and raised in Qazvin, a city near Tehran with a population of roughly 400,000 people. Her mother…
25th February 2020