Fiorella Denari

Nickname: Fi / Fior From: Argentina Years in the industry: 11 What do you drink in the morning?: Piccolo or flat white Favourite… Coffee blend: Jungle Cartel Single origin: Guatemala, pacamara variety Tea: Rooibos and after dinner mint tea Chocolate: Black pearl Food: pork belly cooked by lance How do you make coffee at home?: Plunger Why do you choose this method?: It’s easy, makes great black coffee (we often forget to get milk) and we can make two cups in one go What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: Spend time with the kids. Love camping, making soaps, reading and gardening. But I don’t do much of it anymore Most hated coffee order: Pour over in the middle of a rush Crazy dreams about work: “I was at work and the shop got busy all of a sudden. The room kept on getting bigger and bigger and I couldn’t find anyone else working with me. The customers had weird coffee orders and the machine was letting any water out. Luckily I woke up”

Lance Robinson

Nickname: Lanci From: Mooroolbark, Melbourne Years in the industry: 6 What do you drink in the morning?: Long black or flat white Favourite… Coffee blend: Organic Single origin: Guatemala Tea: Herbal Chocolate: Cafe style Food: Asado (argentinian bbq) and vegemite sandwich with tasty cheese – Straya! How do you make coffee at home?: Plunger Why do you choose this method?: Taste + volume What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: Look after screaming kids. But I like fishing, fishing and fishing. Camping, mountain biking Most hated coffee order: Weak decaf  Crazy dreams about work: No. I don’t sleep.

Rachael Rowe

Nickname: Rachael From: Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Years in the industry: 12 What do you drink in the morning?: Piccolo Favourite… Coffee blend: Flight mode Single origin: Panama – Hartman, black winey process Tea: Depending on the mood. Peppermint and english breakfast Chocolate: Black pearl Food: Cheese How do you make coffee at home?: Plunger Why do you choose this method?: “It’s easy. But I also like aeropress” What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: Anything outside, walks, creeks. Film photography Most hated coffee order: Extra hot Crazy dreams about work: Can’t remember the dreams, but the panicking sensation

Jess Holme

Nickname: Jess From: Mareeba Years in the industry: 7 What do you drink in the morning?: 2 flat whites Favourite… Coffee blend: Organic Single origin: Not sure Tea: Iced soothe with peppermint Chocolate: Black pearl Food: sScollop and prawn pasta with saffron and chilli made by dad How do you make coffee at home?: Plunger Why do you choose this method?: It’s easy. I don’t have a gas plate for stove top What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: Hang with my cat, chill at home, eat Vietnamese food. Play with flowers Most hated coffee order: Cup of cino Crazy dreams about work: “I rocked up to work with a see-through skirt. In another dream, Erik told me that it had been one month of me working at Sipping Duck and I had to pass an exam/test about coffee to keep on working”

Surya Harbour

Nickname: Surya From: Auckland Years in the industry: 14 What do you drink in the morning?: flat white Favourite… Coffee blend: Jungle Cartel Single origin: India Tea: Outback Summer Chocolate: Aztec Empire Food: Chocolate – Louise Slice How do you make coffee at home?: Plunger Why do you choose this method?: Convenience What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: What spare time? Look after baby Lilly. Arts and crafts, sewing, fishing Most hated coffee order: decaf soy extra hot half water Crazy dreams about work: “I got to work 5 hours late because Lilly threw up all over me and I was told not to bother coming back to work”

Caterina Pagano

Nickname: Cat From: Italy Years in the industry: 6 What do you drink in the morning?: I drink coffee in the afternoon. Mocha. Favourite… Coffee blend: tbc Single origin: tbc Tea: Yerba Mate Lemon Myrtle Chocolate: Black Pearl Food: Pizza – cherry ripe slice How do you make coffee at home?: Stove top percolator Why do you choose this method?: It’s what we use in italy, mum’s old fashioned way What do you do on your spare time. Hobbies?: walk the dog and look after pets Most hated coffee order: babyccino Crazy dreams about work: “You fired me because Surya was coming back” “you said now that she is back we don’t need you anymore”