Hey, you know what a cushy managerial job would be? Owning a café!….said no-one. Ever. With the innocence of a lamb and a sum-total of zero hospitality experience, Shaun Kumar dove into café ownership well over a decade ago.
“I wanted to have my own business, but to be honest, I had this vision of myself sitting up at a bar, chatting with customers, sipping lattes. Ha!”
The ensuing tough life lessons would have wiped the grin off many-a-folks face but not this guy. If you haven’t experienced Shaun’s energy and that infectious smile of his, you obviously haven’t been within a 5km radius. That attitude stood him in good stead as he rolled up his sleeves along the well-trod path of hospitality-polymath towards café ownership.
Learning. Mistaking. Refining. Coffee Slurping. Fast forward a few years, a couple of successful cafes under his belt, first in North Sydney and cue a new perspective on life as Shaun and his wife Bree welcomed their daughter Charlotte into the world. Family life prompted Shaun onto his new track, selling the cafes and joining our crew here as sales manager for NSW, QLD & ACT
“The coffee world is filled with people who are pursuing their passion. To be able to use the experience I’ve gained through my personal wins and losses to help them succeed really excites me.”
We love the diverse and hands-on ownership experience Shaun is able to offer our customers but we’re equally thankful for the awesome energy and positive outlook he brings every day. Keep bringing the energy buddy!