Your host Maria, has over 15 years experience in managing cafes, working with coffee roasters and establishing Nationally Accredited Training Tools.
She has an accreditation in Barista judging, Coffee Training and has set up international Barista Competitions and Victorian AASCA Competitions in 2006.
She was also Victoria's Specialty Coffee Representative for AASCA at the time and continues to be a strong advocate and ambassador for the Specialty Coffee Association.
Maria has been supportive of Cafe Culture Magazine and Bean Scene and has written various articles. She is also a guest judge each year at Golden Bean,where Australia's finest coffee is judged and awarded.
She has participated and facilitated many cafe reviews, appeared on local and international television, including:
Wine Me Dine Me, The Great Cafes and Postcards.
Maria understands origin and has traveled to plantations, working closely with specialty coffee farmers ensuring our Australian Coffee addicts only ever receive a Cup of Excellence.
Recent trips and recent articles:
World Barista Coffee Competitions Rimini Italy 2014
MICE 2014, Guest Barista Carimali Stand
Coffee Reviews: London 2014-2015
Melbourne International Cafe Reviews, Filming and Articles 2015
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Coffee Tour Running since 2001
Maria Paoli: Coffee Specialist & Barista Trainer
Director: Australian Women in Coffee