Hi there coffee & travel lovers! Welcome to my blog.

My name is Mariëlla, 29 years old and I’m the creator of The Exploring Barista. People call me a crazy coffee girl. My life is all about
specialty coffee. I even travel the world for it! 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!

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’ve started this blog
back in January 2016 to combine my two biggest passions in life; Coffee & Travel. So, The Exploring Barista is not only about where to
have a good cup of coffee
, but also where to sleep, eat and have fun.

After working for over five years as a barista in different coffee shops, it’s time for a new adventure. Dreams are made true! From January 2018
I am officially self-employed
. I am working as a Freelance Barista, Barista Trainer and Consultant. And I
will put even more energy and time in my blog and YouTube channel. It’s pretty exciting and I am enjoying every
moment of this new adventure. Wanna work with me?

Currently I am living back in The Netherlands and from the end of November my dream is coming true.
Heading to Asia with an one way ticket to start living my dream of a digital coffee nomad.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy!


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