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Hey, I'm Charlie Wade - a big time coffee enthusiast with a hunger for knowledge and a passion for coffee and people.
Where did it start? I used to copy my fathers morning ritual of a strong black coffee with sugar and basically that was my introduction to the world of coffee, instant!
I landed my first barista job at MuzzBuzz Drive Thru Coffee while studying Landscape Architecture and soon coffee consumed me. I decided to follow that attraction and discovered my passion for coffee while working at Allpress Espresso in Auckland. After two years of roasting coffee and conducting QC I felt the need for a life change with a new challenge. I knew that challenge would come to me in Melbourne, and so the thought was sown.
Melbourne's pull was too hard to ignore so I decided to leave Auckland and follow the next chapter of my coffee journey. This chapter is called Padre Coffee and it’s just the beginning. For the last year I have worked with amazing people, as passionate about coffee as I am and the two mixed together excited me. People and Coffee! I've had a taste of coffee blogging through my experience on Brewing Is For Everyone and now having had some time off, I am ready to create, curate and share coffee experiences with everyone.
I'm excited to see what a life in coffee has planned for me, the challenges, the places, the coffee and the people. Thanks for taking some time to read a little about my Sow Coffee journey so far.