Coffee with Felipe
Felipe belongs to our supervisory team, who has been with the agency for 5 years. Felipe organizes barista training sessions for our staff in the office. What makes him such a great teacher is his fascination and enthusiasm for coffee.
How long have you been a barista for?
I discovered my passion for coffee about six years ago. To become a barista requires not only experience and knowledge, but mainly passion. I am still learning about coffee through travel and research and continue the process to becoming a barista.
I am fascinated with people who I don’t know. I didn’t know how to speak English when I arrived to Australia 9 years ago, therefore working in a café allowed me to converse with all different types of people and improve my English.
Where is the best coffee you’ve ever had?
I have had many great cups of coffee around the world. However, I recall my experiencing and connection with a place I encountered when travelling to a remote area in Colombia. I was offered a cup of freshly brewed coffee by a very humble family. That coffee was the best I have ever had because simplicity and honesty was at it’s best.
Any tips for making a good coffee?
Before it is in your hands, coffee has traveled a great distance, been transformed and refined by hard working and passionate people. Make them proud by trying to make the best coffee you can, aim for perfection, because perfection is a lot of little things done right.
Describe your relationship with coffee with one word.