Maria Mancuso: Founder coffeeme.cafe
Over the past 5 years, I have been sharing coffee and coffee experience stories with people from all over the world. What started out as an adventure has taken me to amazing places, enabled me to meet kind and passionate coffee people, and allowed me to learn, develop and grow. My vision is to make coffeeme.cafe the ultimate coffee experience for coffee lover, freaks and experts around the world.
I am a woman who is passionate about coffee and in particular, espresso. Although my Nonno wouldn’t be happy with me tasting and drinking all this coffee, the rest of my italian family would be lining up with tazzine and giving me tips. In my family, coffee was and is part of the family. You love it when it’s good and add lots of sugar when it’s bad.
Growing up in Sydney, Australia with Italian parents, meant that the challenge of finding the best espresso beans in town was set very early in my life. One of the regular familiy trips was the ride to the coffee bean factory in Lakemba. We would leave the factory with a minimum of five 1 kilo bags of beans in hand. The coffee grinder at home became my friend, as well as Bialetti’s in all sizes. The not-so-easy task of grinding the coffee beans was mine. Grinding the beans too much or too little made the difference between a good and bad cup.. that combined with the right amount of water and determining the right temperature of the water too. I still wonder what combination my Mamma had when the Bialetti she filled exploded and covered our kitchen in coffee?!?
When I drink an espresso, I want it to look good and give my taste buds a joy ride through the strong yet delicate favour that only a grand espresso can give. The grand espresso is like a passionate, delicate, spine tingling bacio… the kind that will sink into your bones and remain with you fovever.
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