I was born in Swaziland Africa, and then moved to Kenya, where a lot of my childhood was lived out. Going to school in the middle of a coffee plantation, must have had something to say…maybe culture has had something to say. I am not sure, but all I know is that everyone I meet should be treated like a friend. I thrive on good vibes, and this has to show in my coffee (or at least this is what I say to my self)
Idols I would like to be like? Funny, but a question I also often ask myself is this question.
I am massively inspired by Massimo Boterra and Yvon Chouinard, who are both at the top of their game and always looking to become better, so why not seek inspiration from them?
for the raw material are just a few to start with. The bio diversity in coffee amazes me, and I constantly search for ways to learn about coffee. Looking at all different corners of industries can teach me more than I could imagine. Being curious at my local market, touching, smelling, tasting what is presented. Speaking to farmers about agriculture to learn how different sectors of farming work, and of course speaking to other coffee people opens up for next level thinking.
Presentation is everything, form the way the brew-bar looks, to the way I place the cup in front of you, the client. I want you to feel as excited about that one cup as I do; it has to be a little bit of an experience drinking my coffee.