'She's the Barista' is a podcast dedicated to exploring the personalities, stories and work in the specialty coffee industry, with a particular focus on the role of women. Hosted by former German Barista and Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, Nicole Battefeld, this podcast invites coffee professionals from around the world to share their work, experiences and stories in the world of specialty coffee.
Episode #15 Vladislav Demonenko
This year has been a year of many surprises. Some good and some bad ones. Ukrainian coffee in good spirits champion Vlad talked to me about his journey in life, since the war started and in his coffee career. It’s a lot to talk about. A lot of ups and downs and I am so glad I met such a passionate and genuinely nice person. Thank you so much for all the experiences and this podcast episode!
Episode #14 Martin Hudak
My idol, my inspiration, my coffee friend, I am so so so happy to chat with Martin Hudak who I would describe as a real bridge between coffee and cocktails, a ball of energy, a gentleman with a spirit of the lost time when people wore suits and hats. He is a entertainer, a mixologist, a business entrepreneur and a inspiration. Thank you Martin for taking the time. We can all learn a lot from you.
Episode #13 Andrea Allen
Let’s travel to the US and why shouldn’t I just invite the second best barista in the world to chat with me? Andrea and I talk a lot about family and how difficult it can be. Do we have to decide for one thing only? How did Andrea manage to compete year after year and be a shop owner and a loving mother? How did she decide to go for a strong and polarising presentation at the World Barista Championship? These are just a couple of topics we talked about. Definitely worth a listen!
Episode #12 Charlotte Malaval
France vs. Germany. Just kidding. It is such an honour to have my friend Charlotte Malaval on this podcast! We talk about how she started in coffee, her accomplishments and how she moved to Australia where she works as a green bean buyer now. I have to admit that Charlotte has an incredible use of words when we talk about feminism and I love how this conversation just happened and moulded itself. Must listen!
Episode #011 Jana Maria Elicker
*german episode* In dieser Episode habe ich die deutsche Teilnehmerin der 2021 Welt Barista Meisterschaften zu Gast! Wir reden über ihre Performance, über Depressionen und wie Sie im täglichen Leben damit umgeht und über Ihren Werdegang.
Episode #010 Freda Yuan
Taste taste taste. Let’s welcome a cup tasting pro and green bean buyer, Freda Yuan. She published one of my favourite coffee book “sip’n’slurp” and we chat about her career and about how to buy green coffee and lots of other things.
You’re my favorite barista😍