Meet the Team | Pia from the Online Department

Pia ist seit 2020 im 19grams Team dabei und kümmert sich um alle Fragen rund um das Thema Online; den Webshop, Produkte, die online angeboten werden, Inhalte, die ihr im Blog lest oder Kollaborationen im Bereich Marketing und so weiter. Im Interview erfährst du mehr über sie. 

What's your job at 19grams?
I am managing the Online department - everything that is related to our website / webshop.

How did you start in Specialty Coffee?
I started as a part of the Online Team of a Berlin-based Roastery without having any direct experience in Specialty Coffee. I was lucky at the time to have the opportunity to work with great people that had the patience to tell me and teach me so much about their field. Furthermore, I also took all the workshops and read a lot about Specialty Coffee. I am still fascinated by how complex and interesting it is and how much science we deal with every day.

Where are you from?
I am one of the few Germans on the team :)

What was your favourite cup of coffee that you’ve ever drunk?
I would say that it was THE cup of Kochere, Ethiopia that opened my eyes to Specialty Coffee, around 5 years ago, when I applied for the job at the other roastery in Berlin that I was working for. I never really liked the "classic German filter coffee", so for me, it was the first time having filter coffee and, as I had the first sip, I got drawn into this kind of coffee.

Have you ever been to Origin? If so, what was your favourite country?
If not, where would be first on your list?
Unfortunately, I haven't been yet. I would love to go to Central America though, my favourite would be Costa Rica - obviously. Hopefully one day. Fingers crossed.

What is your go-to brewing method on the weekend?
I usually brew a V60 every morning.

When and why did you start working in Coffee?
I worked in Cafés when I studied, but I started in the REAL Specialty Coffee Industry in 2017, when I started in the Online Team for another Berlin-based Specialty Coffee Roastery.

Did you ever think about re-inventing a brewing method?
I am more like a paper tiger in Specialty Coffee, so I would leave the brewing/ brewing re-invention to the actual brewing professionals. ;)

If you were given an elephant that you couldn’t get rid of, what would you do with it?
I heard that they like watching endless series on online streaming services...

What is your favourite Roastery at the moment?
Do we have more than one? ;)

Is this where you see yourself in 10 years time?
Very hard to say where I see myself - but I am always striving for more (personal) growth.

What Netflix series should nobody know that you've watched?
I actually only watch it because my elephant can't get enough of it. But I don't want the elephant to be embarrassed ;)

Which is your favourite 19grams coffee at the moment?
I looooove the La Toma - BEST coffee!!

Is there a fact about Specialty Coffee that is super important to you?
From the beginning, I was fascinated by the passion and love for detail that everyone who works in the industry brings into it. I also love the scene in Berlin, but Germany is also quite small, so you get a nice feeling of the community.


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