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Coffee Stories

Helena Oliviero

When Helena Oliviero was introduced to the coffee world, she was initially using it as a stepping stone to becoming a bartender. She had started working at an Italian coffee shop in high school, and found making coffee to be “repetitive and lacking of skills.” Helena Oliviero She said, “We…
Emma Niro
9th January 2023
Coffee Stories

Gianmarco Ierardi

Gianmarco Ierardi In a strange turn of events, it wasn’t until Gianmarco Ierardi travelled half-way across the globe to Melbourne that he discovered his true passion for coffee. Founder at Iteist, head barista, coffee trainer to Q Arabica grader Gianmarco has become a coffee pro. Along with his partner, Veronica…
22nd March 2021
Coffee Stories

Mauro Laruffa

My name Mauro Laruffa, the owner of Specialty Cafètiere, and this is my coffee story. Originally from Italy, Mauro has grown up with the coffee community.   In the 1960s, his Uncle bought a roastery to produce coffee for espresso blends used by baristas. From that, the family business was…
Rosie Cossins
2nd September 2020