In 20 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.
An HSI accredited assessor, he’s taught both H.S.I and City and Guilds barista programs and worked as a contract barista trainer for a number of major coffee companies, as well as judging at a variety of competitions.
In 2012 he participated in a coffee machine showdown for Fair Go, where he made coffee on a domestic machine to prove that you can make café-standard coffee at home.
Committed to the industry, his company is a member of both the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association and the NZ Barista Guild.