In both our bay-side roastery and our city based Academy, these fine people are making the magic happen.
Adrian DartSales & Customer Support ManagerAdrian has a love for coffee dating back to the first time he sprinkled it on ice cream as a wide eyed 6 year old. Since then he has seen coffee take him on the glorious journey of fanatic barista, passionate café operator and certified Q grader. Strengths: Pour over, cooking pancakes, 26ft jump shots. Weaknesses: Kenyan coffee, Pinot, saying ‘no’ to his daughters.
Lauren StokesAccount Manager
Leo KavanaghAccount ManagerIn 2007 Leo Kavanagh moved to Melbourne to study Contemporary Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts. This proved to be an excellent segue into a career in hospitality and Leo quickly found himself in the depths of the specialty coffee scene. He has spent the last 10 years managing, training and consulting throughout Melbourne and will finish his symphony one day, when he gets some spare time.
William CrugerAccount ManagerAfter a few years jet-setting overseas where he spent his time soaking up the music and specialty coffee scenes of New York and London, Will is back in Oz providing insightful counsel to the cafes of Victoria. Of a morning, you can usually find Will owning the music playlist while brewing up a juicy Ethiopian for his fellow colleagues.
Hannah SextonMarketing Coordinator
Adrian MancusoBarista Academy TrainerStarting as a lover of piña colada’s and getting caught in the rain, Adrian put down the shakers and picked up the portafilter. After brewing his way around Edinburgh, Adrian returned to his hometown, Melbourne. Certified Q Grader & green-thumb, his cold brew cocktails with fresh herbs (grown in the barista academy courtyard) will make you swoon!