People in Coffee

Yiannis' family company, Taf, is famous not only for buying and roasting some of the best coffees in the world, but for its champion baristas, who include Stefanos Domatiotis and Chros Loukakis.

10 Minutes With Yiannis Taloumis

Yiannis Taloumis Founder, CEO, Quality Control Manager (research for quality coffee & controlling roasting process) Taf Coffee Athens, Greece What other coffee jobs have you had? I did not have any other jobs, my whole career is focused on coffee. I started the family business and evolved it. What’s your … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Husein and Carly Noorani

Husein and Carly Noorani Roaster (Husein), Co-founders Between Friends Roasting Company Ardmore, Pennsylvania  What other coffee jobs have you had? Husein, better known as Hus, was a barista at Cafe en la Esquina in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico and, more recently, at Melodies Cafe in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Carly fell in love … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Troy Reynard

Troy Reynard Owner/Barista Cosmic Cup Coffee Company Easton, Pennsylvania   What other coffee jobs have you had? First and only. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Interacting with customers. To me, working bar is a very social experience. Talking to long-term customers as well as new customers makes … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Tony Tan

Tony Tan Owner Tony Coffee Workshop Singapore & Roasting and barista trainer in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, & Singapore.   What other coffee jobs have you had? Roaster at Highlander Coffee Singapore, Head Barista for the Les Amis Group of 12 restaurants, cafes, patisseries. What’s your favorite part about working in … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Terika Raak

Terika Raak Manager Caffe Ladro, Capitol Hill location Seattle, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? I first started in coffee about 10 years ago as a barista at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington. I worked there during summer and holiday breaks while … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Yannis Apostolopoulos

Yannis Apostolopoulos Business and Sales Development Director W.S. Karoulias S.A. Athens, Greece & Member of the Board Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Chelmsford UK   What other coffee jobs have you had? Surprisingly enough, this is my first coffee job. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Coffee … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Erika Lee Vonie

Erika Lee Vonie Barista Ultimo Coffee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What other coffee jobs have you had? Up until recently, I managed MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore, PA and was a manager at MilkBoy in Center City Philadelphia, and I got my start in specialty coffee as a barista at Lovers and Madmen, … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David Morris

David J. Morris CEO Dillanos Coffee Roasters Sumner, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had?  Let’s see: I’ve been a barista, roaster, packager, delivery driver, trainer, business consultant, author, and CEO—all for Dillanos. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Coffee has taken me to many exotic places … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Giuseppe Trovato

Giuseppe Trovato Export Manager Zicaffe’ Spa Marsala, Italy What other coffee jobs have you had? Zicaffe’ is the one and only. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Challenges: Letting the world know about an almost anonymous Italian coffee company. So far, we are in 50 countries. Learning: In the world … Read more →

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