The weirdest coffee-related request he’s had was for a ‘Black Grasshopper’ – we meet Joelson, Miann Britomart’s barista.

Consider this an ode to those who breathe life into our mornings and possess the magic power to make everything better with a double shot of coffee. An army clad in aprons, the baristas of Britomart get the spotlight in this series of Words With Friends, where we meet the people behind the machines.

JOELSON, BARISTA AT MIANN BRITOMART

What’s the weirdest coffee-related request you’ve ever had?
Green tea with a shot of espresso. He called it a ‘Black Grasshopper’.

Finish this sentence: Every barista should be able to make…
A perfect espresso.

What’s the best part of your job?
Making beautiful coffee that I’m proud to serve (and eating the broken macarons!). 

What’s a good road trip song?
Juicy – Notorious B.I.G.

What’s one thing on the menu here that we must try?
Kalapaia smoked hot chocolate.

What/where was your first job?
Paperboy in the suburbs of Melbourne.

Latte art: yay or nay?
Yay all day.

Can you describe your life outside of work in three words?
Play. Adventure. Mizuki.