In 25 years he has made millions of coffees and worked with blends from almost every major coffee NZ roaster, on almost every type of machine.
At 19 he started as a kitchen hand at Sierra. Realising the Barista got paid more and all the attention from the girls, he began the journey to become an Master Barista.
In 2006, after working in the busiest, award winning cafés like Sierra, Grace, & Atomic Coffee Roasters, he opened Fix.d Espresso – a café,Barista training school & hospitality recruitment company.
The Barista Academy was opened in 2014 and 2018 saw the launch of his socially responsible coffee company and cafe Generosity Coffee.
Nic is an SCA Authorised international barista trainer, HSI accredited assessor, and has taught both H.S.I and City and Guilds barista programs. He has worked as a contract barista trainer for a large number of major coffee companies, and gives back to the industry by helping as a technical judging at a variety of national & specialty coffee association competitions.
Committed to the industry, his company is a member of the International Specialty Coffee Association, New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association and the Barista, Roaster and Machine Technicians Guilds.