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Meet Yvette from Coffee Guru


How did you get in to what you are doing now?

I was lucky enough to be offered the business to manage when it first opened in 2005, I became a partner in 2007 and bought the other partners out in 2009. The rest is history!


What do you love about running your own business?

I love the people. I love the connections you can make in a few minutes making someone’s coffee, and building on that over time. I love seeing my staff grow up into lovely young adults. And I really love coffee.


What’s your coffee of choice and why?

I’m a long black drinker. I love the purity of it and the fact you can’t hide anything - it’s got to be a beautiful shot to make a great coffee without milk!


What do you like to do when you are not managing the store?

I love going out for breakfast if I can, for a relax and to be looked after. I also have a modified car for taking to the skid pan and track days, and I started African drumming three years ago and I really love learning an instrument and playing with a bunch of people that also like making a rhythmic racket!


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