'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, Coffee in Good Spirits and two times Brewers Cup Champion, Nicole Battefeld-Montgomery, this podcast invites coffee professionals from around the world to share their work, experiences and stories in the world of specialty coffee.
Episode #19 Juliana Sorati
Ok so, a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Brasil and one of the worlds most famous farms, Daterra. This is where I met Juliana, a powerhouse of a woman, a artist, a marketing designer, a wonderful human being and a truly inspiring coffee person. Juliana is in charge of designing the artwork for the Daterra Masterpieces every year and what that is, how she approaches design combined with green coffee and how important coffee in Brasil is are just a few of the topics we talk about. Juliana inspired me to think outside the box of just clean shops and pretty coffee boxes. She finds ways of how to explain coffee, connect it with art and culture and to communicate it to people all over the world. A great episode with an incredible women! Thank you Juliana for being my guest!
Episode #18 Elika Liftee
Get ready for a looooong episode with a lot of detail and an amazing guest! Elika reached new heights by winning the USA Brewers Cup twice and also placing in the finals of the world competition 2 years in a row. As the second best brewer in the world and a man that’s known for an exquisite taste of colourful shirts it was a easy decision for me to ask him to be part of this podcast. We talk about his coffee career, how important it is to talk about your mental health when you are under pressure and how he came 2nd in the world. Such a great chat! Thank you so much Elika for being my guest!
Episode #17 Claire Wallace
Claire placed 3rd in the world at the 2022 World Barista Championships and I asked her how she got there? The UK based coffee professional is a inspiration to anyone and tells us how she pushed herself constantly to reach her goals. Her positive and easy going attitude is truly contagious.
Recording a podcast with people from all over the world can be tricky sometimes so please bare with us and listen through the small glitches.... and have fun!
Episode #16 Sierra Yeo
Also known as a world coffee events emcee and @sierrasriracha on Instagram, Sierra stepped up to compete in this years brewers cup. As a first time competitor she smashed the UK competition and travelled to Australia with an amazing team and one of the worlds best coffees. We talk about how hard training is and what is the hardest: giving it your all and not placing where you wanted to be. I had so much fun and learned so much about her and how she feels now, coming out of this stronger and motivated for the next games.
Episode #15 Vladyslav 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.
You’re my favorite barista😍