Hi there coffee lovers! Welcome to my blog.
My name is Mariëlla, 28 years old. The creator of The Exploring Barista. And people call me a crazy coffee girl. My life is all about specialty coffee. My work and my free time are combined and related. You could say that I am working 24h a day, but I prefer to say that I am practicing my passion every hour of the day.
After working in several hospitality places I wanted to try something different and with a growing coffee culture in The Netherlands I was curious about it. I found a job as a barista and I loved it. It was love at first sight!
So, my passion for coffee started back in 2012. This was my first experience with making coffee with a real espresso machine (Mirage – Kees van der Westen). Coffee is an amazing product and since that moment I knew there is no way back. Coffee is my past, coffee is my future. I am working as a barista over five years now.
I want to keep working in this industry for the rest of my life and I have different goals to reach. On my blog I will keep you updated how this is going. There is still a lot to learn and to explore. Step by step I will do what makes me happy. From September 2017, it is time for a new adventure a new step. I am starting as a Freelance Barista and Barista Trainer. Wanna work with me? Take a look at my business page.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy!