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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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Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen is a barista from the UK whose passion stems from the positive social impacts of coffee. Michael was fascinated by the way coffee can bring people together. He told us “I loved the social impact around it”, how it can create an environment that people can share. This…
Mollie Sprigg
28th April 2022
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Rory Ireland

Bristol Twenty Tea & Coffee Co: the story of three siblings and their determination in carrying on a family tradition Today, our coffee story is tasting a little different. Like many people who decide to add sugar or chocolate to their caffeine drink, we want to give our “barista stories”…
Nicole Hilton
12th July 2021
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Sierra Yeo 文欣

Look Ma, 文欣 Sierra Yeo’s raising the bar: meet the diversity champion leading change for a more equitable coffee scene How can we make the coffee industry more inclusive and accessible? Sierra Yeo For Sierra Yeo, the barriers to growth have long been a frustrating source of motivation. This stems…
Zed Wong
19th May 2021
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Cíara Hillyer

After discovering a deep interest and genuine love of coffee, Cíara Hillyer has dedicated the last few years to promoting the coffee scene in Bristol. Discovering and falling for coffee after having her ‘first cup of Joe’ in New York, Cíara started her coffee journey with a latte and now…
26th April 2021
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Piotr Skoczylas

Piotr Skoczylas recounts the first time stepping into a specialty coffee shop as an intimidating experience for many people. We do not understand much of what we see on the menu, yet we feel that we should. Sometimes, not knowing more, we simply go along with the barista’s recommendation. Otherwise,…
Zed Wong
10th April 2021
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Josef Mott

At the ripe age of 24, Josef and his friend from Business school paired up to take over a coffee shop in Hemel Hampstead, with absolutely no previous experience within the coffee industry. 10 years on, Josef is now a top roaster and SCA trainer with international barista experience. Josef…
Talia Goury
14th December 2020
Rosie CossinsCoffee Stories

Rosie Cossins

Rosie Cossins is a full-time student from the UK and grew up near Cambridge with my family. "I now also live in Birmingham whilst I study at university; after finishing this marketing internship with I’M NOT A BARISTA, I will be starting my final year of my English degree." rosie…
Rosie Cossins
16th November 2020