Who's your favourite child? I can't choose! Honestly I love the variety of flavours we can explore.
There are so many benefits to the Q, direct and indirect. Coffee is literally everywhere and with such a diverse supply chain across different lands and cultures, building a common language for quality is critical. On a personal level, the opportunity to really test and validate your coffee assessment skills within a thoughtfully constructed curriculum is awesome. Aside from that, the Q course is an inspiring week away from 'normal work' to immerse yourself in the beverage we love, amongst passionate industry folks in a positive environment.
I wear a wide range of hats in coffee - from education, judging Barista Championships, some sourcing, project management, a little coffee writing and helping run Five Senses Coffee.
I've worked my way through the café world as a barista and manager, set up training academies, wrote curriculum, judged multiple times at the World Barista Championships and have been working with a great wholesale specialty coffee roaster out of Melbourne for over 13 years. When I'm not doing coffee, I love to cook for people, enjoy hunting down natural wines and traveling the world!