Hey Barista,

Short Talks

Logan Xue (Huazi), of Sparrow Coffee, Suzhou, China

Cycling changed my life. In fact, cycling is what originally made me start to like coffee, and now as a result, I have started my own coffee shop.

James Wide, of Assembly Coffee, London, England

I had just finished up working with the NHS and was training for the Royal Air Force, but then I decided the Air Force wasn’t for me.

Yoshi Wang, of Awakan Coffee, Tianchang, Anhui, China

I’m interested in art, photography and freestyle music such as ‘gu qin’ (an ancient Chinese instrument) and hand drum. I don’t like following any script, I don’t like any rules. I prefer impromptu performance.

Valeria Taylor, of Loba Pastry + Coffee, Chicago, IL

I grew up in Mexico, and I moved to Florida when I was 16. Growing up, I had visited the States for vacation and I had all these ideas and expectations of what going to high school in the US was going to be like.

Daniel Jiménez, of Toma Cafe, Madrid, ES

I was born in Venezuela. Saying that makes me feel quite sad, happy, hopeful, worried, and anxious—and at the same time, my experiences in Venezuela taught me many things I would come to interiorize as I got older.

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