OUR PEOPLE

Wonderful things can only be achieved by great teams.

Lance

Lance

Owner

Lance is from Mooroolbark, Melbourne and has been in the industry since 2012. He drinks long blacks and uses a coffee machine to make it. His favourite coffee blend is Organic; single origin, Guatemala; tea, herbal; chocolate, cafe style; food: asado (argentinian bbq) and vegemite sandwich with tasty cheese – Straya! In his spare time he look “after screaming kids, but I like fishing, fishing and fishing. Camping and mountain biking too”

Jess Holme

Jess Holme

Supervisor

Jess is from Mareeba and has been in the industry since 2012. She drinks long black with a dash of milk. Her favourite coffee blend is Organic; single origin, not sure; tea, iced soothe with peppermint; chocolate, black pearl; food, scollop and prawn pasta with saffron and chilli made by dad. At home she uses a plunger or aeropress to make coffee. When not at work, she hangs with her cat, chills at home, eats Vietnamese food and plays with flowers.

Lauren

Lauren

Lauren is from Brisbane and she’s been in the industry since 2017. She drinks face kicker cold brew with ice cream. Her favourite coffee is Flight Mode; single origin, sumatra; tea, sencha green tea; chocolate, original cafe style; food, cherry ripe slice. At home she uses an espresso machine to make coffee. When not at work, she likes going to rusty’s, walking her sausage dogs and going up the arrows.

Starj

Starj

Stratford and Bungalow Team

Starj is from Blue Mountains and has been in the industry since 2008 (she was 13 years old!). She drinks long blacks with oat milk most of the times. Her favourite coffee blend is Organic; single origin, sumatra; tea, soothe and peppermint; chocolate, black pearl; food, bacon and egg wrap. At home she uses a french press because she enjoys it, it’s quick and it’s a tradition as she used to watch her parents brew coffee this way.  Hobbies: “I’m a foodie”. She is also into art, music, nature and dogs.

Aria

Aria

Stratford and Bungalow Team

Aria is from Cairns, raised in Cape tribulation and has been in the industry since 2014. She drinks short blacks over ice. Her favourite coffee blend is Organic; single origin, Colombia; tea, peppermint; chocolate, black pearl; food, bliss balls (being vegan, her options are reduced). At home she uses an espresso machine cause nothing tastes as good and strong. When she is not studying or at work she goes to the gym and hangs out with her dog.

Fiorella

Fiorella

Owner

Fi is from Argentina and has been in the industry since 2008. She drinks long blacks with a dash of milk. Her favourite origin is Guatemala; blend, Jungle Cartel; tea, rooibos; chocolate, black pearl; food, pork belly cooked by Lance. She uses a coffee machine to make coffee at home but loves the aeropress when she’s away. Her hobbies include gardening, camping and learning how to play instruments.

 

Jess Hathaway

Jess Hathaway

Supervisor

Jess is from Cairns and has been in the industry since 2014. She drinks espresso over ice, white chocolate mocha or almond latte. Her favourite coffee is Flight Mode; single origin, India; Tea, rooibos berries; Chocolate, white; food, vege wraps. At home she drinks cold brew because it’s easy and you get a lot out of it. When not at work, she loves gardening, camping, doing artistic things and playing with her dogs.

Caterina

Caterina

Cat is from Italy and has been in the industry since 2014. She drinks soy flat whites or mocha. Her favourite coffee blend is Frank’s Blend; single origin, can’t pick; tea yerba mate lemon myrtle; chocolate, dark; food, pizza and cherry ripe slice. To make coffee at home she uses a coffee machine or stove top percolator because “it’s what we use in italy, mum’s old fashioned way”. When not at work, Caterina studies to become a Vet nurse, spends time with animals and her son and loves bush camping.

Vargs

Vargs

Stratford Team

Vargs is from Atherton and has been in the industry since 2016. Vargs drinks half strength oat lattes with honey. The favourite coffee blend is Flight Mode; single origin, indonesia; tea, rose earl grey; chocolate, white; food, thick bois (cookies). At home they make cold brew because it’s smooth and they love iced coffee. When not at work, time goes to designing video game art – pixel art, 8 bit video game art.

 

Do you want to be here?

Aspiring Team Member

We are committed to building teams in which we can all grow and become better people and skilled professionals. Your experience is very important and your knowledge always welcome, but we select and keep people that align with our view of the world and our business goals.

We hold our teams to high human standards, where team work, transparency and accountability are key. Having the right attitude will always be of paramount importance.

As a professional you will need to be fast, reliable, efficient, happy, calm and patient. We have a great team of employees that have been with us for years. Our systems are clear and efficient and we offer a safe, respectful and supportive environment. We are organised and methodic and the wellbeing of our staff is one of our priorities.

Please use a cover letter as an opportunity to show your true self. Templates are easy to identify. We want to know what your point of difference is. Please include plenty of references (teachers, employers, colleagues, friends and family).

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please send it by email to coffee@sippingduck.com.au.

Learn more about us here.

What previous team members say…

Surya

“I worked for Sipping Duck for 5 years. Hands down the best 5 years of my life, I really enjoyed the diversity and gaining so much knowledge of specialty coffee, the step above regular cafe work.

Once you work for Fi & Lance you wouldn’t want to work for anyone else. An incredible team built on positive attitude, growth fostered with love both personally and professionally. Filled with respect, honesty and stability.

I left to start my own business but if I was to choose to work anywhere again it would only be Sipping Duck.”

Surya

Rachael

“Sipping Duck is a family, supported by a community of coffee lovers and friends. It started out that way and will always be that way. Working at Sipping Duck is 1000 times different to any other coffee shop.

The girls I worked with are still some of my closest friends and I’ll always be thankful for the support the Sipping family gave me! 

Thanks Fi, Lance (and Erik) for 3 amazing years working with you.”

Rachael

Tayla

“My experience working with Fi, Lance and all the wonderful team at Sipping Duck has been absolutely incredible. Their drive, their work ethic, their commitment to their customers, staff and product are beyond impressive.

No two days were alike, but they were all filled with laughter, great coffee and support.

Working at Sipping Duck has been my favourite job to date and I have so much respect for Fi and Lance, and my time with the Duck will always have a special place in my heart. #flightmode4ever.”

Tayla

Flor

“I worked at Sipping Duck in 2019. I loved my experience there! Thanks to the opportunity to work there I got to learn a lot and met amazing people. Fiore and Lance were never my bosses but my friends. They trusted me from the beggining and were there for anything I needed, they are fun to work with, and they have a very warm heart which translates into their relationship with staff and customers. Lots of love!”

Florencia

Contact us by email if you want to join our team in the next hiring round.