María Lucía Restrepo
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by Oluwatobifunmi Olaniran
2d ago
Hailing from the luscious landscapes of Colombia, María Lucía Restrepo considers herself a newbie in the coffee industry, learning along the way and changing lives one ping-pong paddle at a time. We caught up with Maria at Shanghai Hotelex, and listened to her story, to get an insight into the humanitarian work she’s doing at Fundacion Federico. María Lucía Restrepo at Shanghai Hotelex María Lucía Restrepo at Shanghai Hotelex may never have stepped into the coffee industry if she never met Vera Li (Cafe Elements). As we previously mentioned, Cafe Elements brings South American coffee to Ch ..read more
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Lucas Harville
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by IMNAB
2d ago
Luca, from Loveramics Standing tall at Loveramics Booth is Lucas Harville, the general manager of Loveramics, USA,  basking in the love and connection that the coffee community brings to everyone present at the event.   He is at Shanghai Hotelex to show off Loveramics’ gorgeous ceramics, connect with other coffee enthusiasts, and grow the business, which he has been in for over 15 years. In these 15 years, Luca has owned his cafe, worked as a roaster and espresso technician, and, in his own words,   “done just about every job in here.”   Outside of coffee, he hangs ou ..read more
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Coffee Wristband Charity Partner HOHIILIFE Made This Happen
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by IMNAB
1w ago
The coffee community truly embodies a spirit of unparalleled camaraderie and warmth, consistently demonstrating that it’s not just about the brew, but the bonds it fosters across the globe. Our charity partner, HOHIILIFE, has brilliantly utilized their initial funding of $630 USD, to launch an inspiring project with other brands. This initiative focuses on empowering individuals with visual impairments by teaching them the art of coffee-making. Stay tuned for more detailed information. If you want to be a part of the coffee wristbands movement, join us today.  ..read more
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Rens Tuzon
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by Riley Rogers
1w ago
The craft of coffee is innately artistic — each sip of a quality brew sparks admiration, a reminder of the mastery it demands. From novel brewing methods to unconventional roasting styles, those in the industry strive to marry creativity with innovation, forever seeking the next best method to serve and savor quality coffee. Rens Tuzon, an internationally recognized coffee artist and pioneer of the style, may have the solution.  Rens Tuzon The young but already beloved craft of coffee painting is just finding its footing on the international scene, buoyed by the efforts of one of its ..read more
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Vera Li
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by Oluwatobifunmi Olaniran
3w ago
Firstly, we have Vera Li from Cafe Elements, a green coffee bean buyer company in China that sources its beans from Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Cafe Elements started as a personal desire for Vera to change the narrative of the coffee industry in China, as she was formerly in the medicine industry. With her 15 years of travel experience from China to South America, she always brought coffee with her to China, but things changed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Vera Li from Cafe Elements During the lockdown, Vera Li realized how difficult it was to get the coffee she had become accustomed ..read more
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Pramesh Devkota
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by Riley Rogers
1M ago
Nepal’s coffee culture is young and thrumming with potential, buoyed by those eager to make their mark on an exponentially growing industry. In the shadow of the Himalayas, the alluring fragrance and dulcet tones of specialty cafes wind through bustling streets, bringing third-wave specialty coffee to Nepalese audiences. Follow your nose and discover PD Coffee Lab, where Pramesh Devkota devotes himself to the meticulous craft of high-quality coffee. Pramesh Devkota is making coffee Strong cacao, rich chocolate, Columbian origin. That’s how Pramesh Devkota, better known as PD, describes the ..read more
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Calling All Coffee Lovers: Volunteer and Make a Difference with Us!
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by IMNAB
1M ago
I’M NOT A BARISTA at Shanghai Hotelex Dear Coffee Aficionados, We’re buzzing with excitement and couldn’t wait to share this exhilarating news with our cherished coffee community. As we’ve been immersed in our projects in Shenzhen, a realization struck us – the vibrant Shanghai Hotelex is a mere two-hour flight away! After engaging in heartfelt conversations with some incredible individuals in our network, we’ve joyously decided to embark on a journey to the Shanghai Hotelex, in collaboration with our friends at Cafe Elements. Embark on a Coffee Adventure This isn’t just any event; it’s ..read more
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George Makropoulos
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by IMNAB
1M ago
In the world of coffee, George Makropoulos stands out as an inspiring figure. This Greek coffee professional has dedicated his life not only to mastering the art and science of coffee but also to passing on his knowledge and passion to a new generation of coffee experts.   George Makropoulos George’s story is proof that when you are passionate about something, it is possible to turn that love into a career that not only fulfills you but also impacts those around you. His constant desire to become a better coffee trainer and his investment in teaching others about coffee is inspiring ..read more
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Kunal Sheth
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by IMNAB
2M ago
In the vibrant world of coffee entrepreneurship, Kunal Sheth, an ambitious and passionate coffee lover from India, defied the odds to create a thriving specialty coffee culture in his region. From humble beginnings in a small town to challenging the norms in Mumbai, Kunal’s journey is a testament to his unwavering determination and his unwavering commitment to his craft. Kunal Sheth By connecting with like-minded individuals, harnessing the power of community, and introducing unique coffee-making methods, Kunal Sheth is not only reshaping the Indian coffee industry but inspiring countless ..read more
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Wristband Designer/Design Wanted: Calling All Coffee Enthusiasts and Designers!
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by IMNAB
2M ago
Happy Valentine’s Day, fellow coffee lovers! As we embark on this new year, we’re thrilled to unveil fresh wristband designs for our dedicated supporters. A heartfelt thank you to Tigger for igniting the idea of coffee-themed wristbands. Together, we’ve raised over $7000 USD in collaboration with our charity partners across the globe. Your enthusiasm and support truly rock! Since 2021, we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with talented designers from Turkey, Russia, Mexico, India, China, Colombia, and Indonesia, bringing to life stunning wristbands that have quickly become collector’s i ..read more
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