Meet the team - it's Mel!

Name: Mel B

Role at Machina: Barista/ cup packer extraordinaire

At Machina, you will normally find me... packing cups, laughing, generally spreading happiness (coffee) unless you catch me before my morning coffee... then watch out!

To me, coffee is... The major component in my blood stream.

Best coffee experience ever: Drinking a ridiculously strong coffee in Laos overlooking the Mekong River. 

Worst coffee experience ever: Not being able to concentrate on our travel plans we were making for the next day because of a ridiculously strong coffee I drank in Laos, overlooking the Mekong River.

How did you end up working in coffee?: I kinda fell into it as a hospitality worker but now I actively pursue a caffeinated lifestyle. 

Out of 10 how much of a coffee geek are you?: Compared to Michael and Steve: 4. Compared to normal people:7.

Top coffee tip: Try a different brew method, you'd be surprised how amazingly different (and good) your favourite coffee can taste. 

Most underrated hot beverage in your humble opinion: Herbal tea for when you've had WAY too much coffee!

What do you like to do when you're not drinking coffee?: Enjoy nature, hiking, snowboarding, fire spinning and studying massage therapy. 

Guiltiest pleasure: Putting on loud music and dancing around the house singing very badly.