Episode 3: Berries and Lemon

Meet Martin, the best barista in Kenya.

He has a dream to open a cafe.

Except, he can't. Kenyans don't drink coffee.

He has a plan: he’s going to win the World Barista Championships to change coffee drinking culture in Kenya forever.

But, he's all alone and up against the richest barista teams in the world. Can he do it?

I knew I had lost everything. So I had to gather all the other marks that I could. And that’s where my confidence and courage comes out.
Martin dreams to open a cafe. But he can't.


Further reading

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Want practical information for opening your own cafe? Check out the Keys to the Shop podcast.

CupOmatic - the app that keeps your cupping on track

Martin’s 2015 performance in Seattle, 2016 performance in Dublin & 2017 performance in Seoul

Martin’s appearance on CGTN Africa, France 24 and the BBC

Brian, who roasted Martin’s coffee in Dublin, works at Silverskin Roasters

Kyle Ramage & Lem Butler operate Black & White Coffee Roasters in North Carolina