July 28, 2016


Grinders Coffee can proudly reveal their new Coffee Academy Manager, training wunderkind Andy Easthope. Andy has leads a life fuelled by passion, with the Adelaide product starting in the world of coffee as a barista while he aimed to support his dream of becoming a musician. As luck would have it, he fell in love with coffee and embraced the ceaseless chase for the perfect cup.

Andy’s love for music landed him in Melbourne where he worked as head barista at several specialty cafes to support himself. That dual passion found him at renowned cafes such as The Grocery Bar, Eden Espresso and Hoboken. Here he found a knack and strong interest in training and developing staff, which him to segue into training for Moccopan and ultimately a five-year stint at Five Senses Coffee.

With his growing expertise as well as influence in the industry, Andy has developed one of the leading barista training programs in Australia.

“I became a Q grader and facilitated the Q course program while also organising and judging the Brewers Cup VIC regional and then nationals for two years running. From there I had a powerful Origin experience in Bali while creating some positive change for that business and their strong customer base.”

These experiences and opportunities cemented Andy’s path as well as his involvement with Grinders.

“Grinders is an innovative company that has a great team culture. It owns its journey in the pursuit of quality and, most importantly for me, understands what a vital part training and development plays for the business and customers. I saw an opportunity to have a wide ranging impact and offer a training program of the likes that that the Australian coffee industry has yet to experience.”

If you’d like to find out more about Grinder’s Coffee Academy, please call 1300 476 377.


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