Build Up to Nationals 2019: Barista Profiles

01 Feb 2019 | Coffee Competitions, Competitions, Nationals, News

Name: Kgune Dlamini

Coffee Company: Lineage Coffee

Region: KZN

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: Actually none 🙂

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? The experience and all the lessons attached to it. 🙂

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? Because in order to relearn, one needs to unlearn. I am here, learning. 🙂

What has been your best moment in coffee so far?

The people. Coffee can be repetitive at times, but the human experience of those coffees never is. Coffee, is people!

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Anywhere in the world. As long as there is coffee and people. The mantra is to serve love, through this medium of coffee.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I am a Performance Poet.

 

Name: Stevo Kühn

Coffee Company: Urban Brew Coffee

Region: Central Region (Bloemfontein)

Discipline: Barista Comp

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I look forward to meeting more people as well as connecting with existing friends. More than this I look forward to learning more from the legends out there.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? This pushes me in a learning environment and pushes me to stay relevant when training other baristas.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? I think being able to train people and seeing them find employment in coffee definitely puts things in perspective.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why?  Where to start…for café culture Australia and Germany. Would also love to visit a coffee farm in Africa.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself.  I used to play bass in theatre gigs as well as a 12 piece jazz band. Now I just play for creative outlet.

 

Name: Dieter Liebenberg

Coffee Company: VDP Distributors

Region: KwaZulu Natal

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: N/A

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Competing with the best and taking in the great experience.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? To challenge myself as well as to learn, grow and meet new people in the industry.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Competing for the 1st time and winning KZN champs and learning along the way.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Boston to compete at World Champs!

Tell us a fun, non-coffee related fact about yourself. I’m a sports fanatic so I’m in the process of creating a 5-a side with my 3rd boy on the way 🙂

 

Name: Chad Whitby

Coffee Company: Colombo Coffee and Tea

Region: KZN

Discipline: Cup Tasters

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Connecting with competitors from other regions and sharing ideas.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? It’s an awesome platform for coffee professionals to engage in healthy competition and for industry leaders to share ideas.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Being nominated for Coffee Personality at last years Coffee Magazine awards.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Definitely Ethiopia. It’s the birthplace of coffee and is home to the first coffee I fell in love with.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself.  I play 3 music instruments and DJ

 

Name: David Kazembe

Coffee Company: KIVU PROJECTS CAFE

Region: KZN

Discipline: BARISTA CHAMPS

Experience at Nationals: First time at Nationals

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? It will be my first time to compete at the nationals I will be happy to compete with others champs.

Am so proud to be participating and grateful for all people in coffee industry who supporting me and all friends barista who always encourage me, see you there, am very excited!

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? Most of the customers really like my coffee and some of them asked me to enter SCASA competition and I entered. Fortunately I made to national this time.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? My best moment in the coffee is the when am in the bar and meet new people from different industries and share histories.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? I could go to Costa Rica and see the best farmer and ask them about the red honey process, and see the procedure.

Name: Andile Zulu

Coffee Company: Terbodore Coffee

Region: KZN

Discipline: Cup Tasters

What are you most looking forward to at nationals?

The opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and talented coffee industry professionals so that I can evolve into a better competitor.

Why do you compete in competitions? To build a name and reputation for myself within the South African coffee community, and to be exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking.

What has been your best moment so far working with coffee? Definitely placing 2nd in the regional cup tasters championship in 2018.

If you could travel anywhere in the world to experience coffee where would it be? Probably South America. I love the flavour profiles and the scale on which they produce coffee.

What is a fun, non-coffee related fact about yourself? When I’m not making coffee,  I’ll probably be asleep. I  like to be well rested!

Name: John Evans

Coffee Company: Asmara Coffee

Region: Gauteng

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: This will be my second time at Nationals.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Last year at Nationals, I was humbled by the camaraderie between competitors. It was a real reminder to me about why we do this – it’s not really about us, but about specialty coffee in South Africa. So I am looking forward to more of that.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? Competing pushes me to be a better barista and roaster, and helps to develop me as not only a coffee professional, but as a human being.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Having the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to help build a cow shed for a widowed lady coffee farmer named Scholastica Temba.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Probably to Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been very fortunate in my coffee career to spend time in Ethiopia and Tanzania, as well as being able to attend the New York Coffee Festival. I’ve heard that Melbourne is considered the “coffee capital” of the world, so to be able to see their coffee scene, and to engage with the people involved in it would really be incredible.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. My wife and I just bought our first house!

 

Name: Ishan Natalie

Coffee Company: Starbucks Coffee Company South Africa

Region: Gauteng

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: I’ve competed at 7 Nationals.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals?

Engaging, sharing and learning from our awesome coffee community.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? I have always considered it the best platform to push your limits towards learning and growth. It forces you to think out if the box and to explore a little deeper into the coffee supply chain and how to make coffee better. It’s also an amazing platform to introduce change for a better coffee tomorrow.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Placing 18th at WBC 2015. I realised how much I had grown and what I am capable of achieving by putting in the time and work.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Ethiopia for the heritage of coffee, Central America to understand the difference between farmers and practices in Africa vs those farmers; Asia, Australia and Scandanavia to explore the exciting speciality coffee scene in their markets.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I come alive playing Masterchef in my kitchen. I love community, and to be able to be creative and feed people beautiful and delicious food makes me happy and feel alive.

 

Name: Nigel Kamhanda

Coffee Company: InFood Coffee Roastery

Region: Eastern Cape

Discipline: Latte Art

Previous Experience at Nationals: 2nd place 2018

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals?  Learning from other coffee professionals

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? Mostly because it takes me out of my comfort zone.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Being the 2nd latte artist in South Africa in 2018

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and Why? Tanzania, because I wanna hike kilimanjaro mountain one day and most probably visit some coffee plantations 

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself.

I was once thin lol😊


Name: 
Christopher Abrahams

Coffee Company: Ciro Beverage Solutions

Region: Western Cape

Discipline: Latte Art

Previous Experience at Nationals:

National Latte Art  Competitor: 2017 – 2018

National Barista Competitor: 2017

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I’m really looking forward to competing in KZN, as I’ve never done so yet. It’s also going to be a great opportunity to meet new competitors and an amazing chance to see all the talent that exist in the South African coffee industry.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? I enjoy competing, as it is a great opportunity to test your skills, as a barista, under pressure. It is also an amazing opportunity to have the privilege of expressing your passion for coffee through your performance on stage. It is also a goal of mine to inspire those who work within the coffee industry.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? My best moment in coffee, was last year in Brazil. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of representing South Africa at the World Latte Art Championship. It was an amazing experience, as I got the opportunity of meeting latte artists that have inspired me over the years. It was a great opportunity to learn from them all. I learnt that the only way to success is through hard work and dedication. I realised that coffee meant more to them than I thought. It’s a way of life.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? I’d love to travel to China one day. The Chinese culture fascinates me and it has always been a dream of mine to experience the country one day.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself.  I’m quite a reserved individual and I can be a bit of a perfectionist at times. I enjoy travelling and love meeting new people. I’m soft-hearted and find it easy to do what I can to help those in need.


Name: 
THAMSANQA NDLOVU

Coffee Company: COASTAL COFFEE ROASTERS

Region: KZN

Discipline: Latte Art

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? TO LEARN MORE AND TO SOCIALISE WITH OTHER REGIONAL CHAMPIONS, BUT MOST OF ALL TO WIN THE NATIONALS

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions?  TO BE RECOGNISED AS A BARISTA IN DURBAN. TO MOTIVATE MYSELF AND PUSH MYSELF FURTHER

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? WINNING THE KZN LATTE ART CHAMPIONSHIP

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? I WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA BECAUSE MY ROLE MODEL IS THERE, HIS NAME IS CELEB CHA, I WISH TO MEET HIM AND LEARN FROM HIM.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I LOVE PLAYING SOCCER, AND CONSIDER MYSELF A VERY GOOD PLAYER.

 

Name: Gerald Pietersen

Coffee Company: Agape Coffee Shop

Region: Eastern Cape

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: This is the first time that Sibahle and I are participating.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? One of the things I am looking forward to is being connected to greatness at this level, and being immersed in the knowledge and expertise of like-minded people.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? For us it was an interesting journey, seeing that the coffee shop is only one year old in March (23rd March 2019), and I wanted to evaluate if we are on the same level in terms of our competence, coffee knowledge and personality. And now it’s Nationals 🙂

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Personally, getting to know coffee on another level and realizing the association that is made with coffee and meeting new people in the process.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why?  Probably Ethiopia. One of my first filter bags, received from a friend. I love the energy and creativity in Africa as well as the passion for Coffee.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. 

This is difficult, especially when you think you are a fun person…I love art, especially scrapbooking (as much as I don’t do it much anymore) AND I can speak a little French 🙂

 

Name: Trevor Fitz

Coffee Company: Beethoven Coffee Co.

Region: Gauteng

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: I competed in the 2018 nationals and placed 5th

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals?Trying new things and stretching myself to do better than I did before

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions?

I compete to challenge my thinking and my abilities. I always feel like competitions stretch me to be better as a barista and they force me to think outside the box, to do things that are out of the ordinary

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Winning the 2017 Gauteng barista championships is definitely 1st place. A close second would be starting my own roasting company.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? East Africa! I have always been interested and inspired by the processing and farming stages of coffee, and would love to see it all happening first hand and be a part of it.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. 

I have always loved cooking and baking, which is probably where my passion for experimenting with flavours first emerged.

 

Name: Raymond Roesstorff

Coffee Company: Wiesenhof Coffee Holdings

Region: Eastern Cape

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: None, first time

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Definitely the experience and having the country’s top coffee people in one room.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? To express my skill, passion and love for the coffee world.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Winning the 2018 EC Barista championships and making the connections and friendships that has led me to this point

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, Ethiopia, anywhere I can to go pick and process my own coffee

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I studied IT but life had other plans for me! I play a lot of pool in my off time.

 

Name: RODNEY SWARTZ

Coffee Company: CHAMPS MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP PRODUCTIONS

Region: CAPE TOWN

Discipline: LATTE ART

Previous Experience at Nationals: NONE

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? BEING MYSELF,MEETING NEW BARISTAS FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS…

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? TO SEE HOW GOOD I AM AND TO HAVE A GREAT TIME AMONGS OTHER COFFEE ARTISIANS… TO LEARN MORE FROM ORHERS.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? COMPETING FOR THE FIRST TIME AT REGIONALS…😀☕️AND DOING WHAT I LOVE…

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? ANYWHERE WHERE THERE’S GOOD COFFEE NI E PEOPLE…AND OF COURSE BETTER COFFEE GADGETS…

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself… GUITARIST,POET WRITER…FATHER TO MY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND A HUSBAND TO MY WIFE…BUT ABOVE ALL GOD FIRST…

 

Name: Bruce Manning

Coffee Company: Tribeca coffee

Region: KZN

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: 8 years competing, Won Kzn 2017, finished 3rd nationals 2018, 2nd regionals 2019.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Competing against other top professionals and tasting the most expensive coffees produced around the world (yes I also paid an embarrassing amount for a few Kgs coffee for my entry!)

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? If you’re not there, you’re not willing to learn more and examine ‎what it takes to engage with the highest level of coffee processes!

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Attending Sigep Rimini coffee show in Italy, watching Italian barista champs and tasting best coffees in the world!

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Scandinavia for light roast culture and delicious pour-overs!

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I play lawn bowls competitively – and though it’s thought of as an old man’s game, I was due to represent the SA mens pairs event in UK but my partner is young and had never travelled so didn’t have a passport! So we never got to the event :/

 

Name: Hilary Gwaze

Coffee Company:INFOOD COFFEE ROASTERY

Region: Eastern Cape

Discipline: Cup Tasters/Latte Art/Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? To learn and expand my coffee knowledge and meeting other coffee professionals like myself

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? It’s a great platform for me to showcase my skills that l have attained for the past few years l have been in the coffee industry.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Being crowned EC Barista Championship 2018 runner up.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Obviously Colombian coffee farms! It is my wish to be able to be in the farmer’s shoes and experiencing the whole farming processes including experimental innovative processing methods like carbonic maceration.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I love working out!

 

Name: Thabang Maluleka

Coffee Company: Ciro Beverage solutions

Region: Gauteng

Discipline: Cup Tasters

Previous Experience at Nationals: Cup Tasters in 2018. The competition was nerve-wracking but very inspiring.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I’m looking forward to pushing my limits and exploring new coffees, most importantly I’m looking to interact with the best in the business!!!

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? My personal goal is to be an expert in coffee roasting and profiling, the competition offers me an opportunity to evaluate my progress and interact with other coffee enthusiasts.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? My best moment was when I competed for the first time in 2017 and came second in my region, I had no prior experience with cupping competition, just the love of coffee and curiosity.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? I would like to go to Ethiopia, I find Ethiopian coffees very interesting in both taste and their roasting properties, I would like to find out if Ethiopians share the same experience with me with regards to this coffees.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. If I am not busy with coffee I am either busy with my Agricultural projects or Musical projects.

 

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Name: Maxine Lynne Thiart

Coffee Company: Routed Roasters and First Light Coffee Bar

Region: Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay

Discipline: Cup Tasters

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I am most looking forward to meeting all the different coffee folk and learning. I love ow coffee builds bridges and would love to see that happen. Also really looking forward to tasting the different coffees, yes in the comp you are looking for the differences but man it is such a privilege to taste such beautifully roasted coffee. Feels like this opportunity has catalyzed a greater desire to learn and grow. So let’s see how it goes

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? We compete to learn and grow and connect with others who have walked the road before us and would be amped to show us their footsteps.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? My best moment in coffee has been more like a journey, a collection of moments:  working with and building the business with my team, Opening the new shop and Roastery after starting in a stationary store and garage and savoring those moments where someone takes a sip of coffee and is mesmerised because they are tasting something that they have never tasted before, what a privilege to introduce them to the world behind the cup, moments where strangers become friends.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Burundi, because i have always wanted to check out what Long Miles coffee is up to and learn from them. Rwanda, was one of the first coffees i fell in love with and Costa Rica, because I remember a couple years Back Hitchhiking through there and finding a local coffee bar in the middle of this chaotic Market, I ordered a coffee and was blown away by it, felt like that moment fast tracked me into coffee.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I’ve travelled to more countries than I am old.

Name: Ndumiso Ngcobo

Coffee Company:Talk house cafe

Region:KZN

Discipline:Latte Art/Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: 2018. It was an amazing experience to share the same stage with coffee kings like Winston Thomas, Bruce manning, Harry mole and Khulekani mpala.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Learning as much information as possible and that will help improve my skills and knowledge in the industry and mostly I don’t want to miss out on the action.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? I want to enhance my knowledge about coffee and become one of the best and the main reason is that I want to be able to pass on the correct information to those who are willing to learn about coffee and I believe this will help grow the coffee culture in this region.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Staying in one area does not grow you in any way but traveling around does, in the beginning of last year I flew to cape Town for the very first time and if it wasn’t for my passion for Coffee I wouldn’t have been there last year.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Dubai not just for coffee only but the beauty of the place, people and the lifestyle.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I’m the type of person that can do anything and I’m the first person to swim Midmar Mile in my family and now I want to do triathlons in future.

Name: Neil Gouws

Coffee Company: Origin Coffee Roasting

Region: Western Cape

Discipline:Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: 2nd at 2018 Nationals

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I’m really excited to present what I feel is a truly amazing coffee and have a chance to hang out with some of the most passionate coffee folk in the country.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? I feel competition drives us to be better at what we do. Competitors are forced to engage with coffee on a level beyond what we do on a daily basis. I love that. We also have the opportunity to showcase the best that South Africa has to offer.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Probably the final day of nationals last year. It was my first nationals and I really wasn’t expecting to make the finals. I had a terrible first set, everything that could go wrong did. Fast forward a day and I was standing next to Ishan and Winston, two legends on the South African coffee scene. Ishan was about to raise the champions hand. Making finals was more than I hoped for, so how I ended up as the runner up in my first nationals I’m still not sure.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Most likely Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Seeing wild coffee must be the most amazing experience.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. 

I am a qualified sports scientist. I think I disappointed a few people when I decided to make coffee my career.

 

Name: Sibahle Ngqiva

Coffee Company: Agape Coffee Shop

Region: Eastern Cape

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals:  I have no previous experience, this will be my first time participating.

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? I am looking forward to the experience of competing at that level and meeting other fellow coffee lovers

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions?   To broaden my knowledge of coffee, I realize that there is indeed an art, a science and in fact an amalgamation of both.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far?  It has to be competing at the Regionals for the first time.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why?It has to be Colombia or Ethiopia, I think those two places would be the perfect merge of my love for coffee and passion for travelling.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself.   I am a spoken word artist and a singer. funny enough I was actually in a band once.

 

Name: Dominic Currie

Coffee Company: Global Coffee Exports

Region: Western Cape

Discipline: Cup Tasters/Latte Art/Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: Only competed up to regional level

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals: To explore new challenges and to compete with new competitors

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions: Our goal is to be a best company of choice in the country by delivering quality and is why we, and myself of course, get involved in SCASA projects

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Exciting moments are about learning every day from coffee graders, raw coffee, roasting, quality control and packaging. I love the tastes and the smells of coffee.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? If I win Nationals, I would like to represent SCASA in the international market and my preferred destination of choice would be America.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I love the outdoors and to socialize

 

Name: Harry Mole

Coffee Company: TriBeCa Coffee Company

Region: Gauteng

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals:

National Barista Championships 2016 – 2nd

National Barista Championships 2017 – 3rd

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? Connecting with the coffee community, serving delicious coffees and learning more…

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? To push my boundaries, taste buds and skills beyond the limitations of my knowledge.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? Sharing a Tanzanian, V60, with my coffee friends on the highest mountain in Africa. A special moment I’ll never forget.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Hawaii. They have the Kona variety that I know absolutely nothing about… Volcanic mountains, ocean waves, ukelele’s and coconuts… Paradise.

Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I’m passionate about film/movies and write my own mini-reviews on social media. Couch Potato Reviews! Shameless plug right there haha…

Name: Thabo Kheleroa

Coffee Company: JARU Coffee

Region: Free State

Discipline: Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: None

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals? To get experience and compete with the best.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions? I am excited to share my knowledge with the Nation.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far?

Serving a good Coffee is still my best moment

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Brazil Cerrado cos the Brazilian coffee is still the best especially Cerrado coffee

 

Name: Jerome Hendricks

Coffee Company: Global Coffee Exports

Region: Western Cape

Discipline: Cup Tasters/Latte Art/Barista Champs

Previous Experience at Nationals: Only competed up to regional level

What are you most looking forward to at Nationals: To meet up with experienced tasters and compete at this level.

Why do you compete in the SCASA competitions: To see and apply what I’ve learned over the years being in the coffee trade.

What has been your best moment in coffee so far? When I won the regional cup tasters competition.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for coffee, where would you go and why? Columbia – because I am a roaster and their coffee excites me!
Tell us a fun non-coffee related fact about yourself. I am a really sociable person