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Meet The Team: Sonya

Meet The Team: Sonya

Independent coffee businesses are all about the people creating the product, their expertise, their passion for good coffee making a difference in the world. We're lucky to work with such people and boast proudly that our staff, suppliers and wholesale partners are industry leaders in their expertise and drive. 

In this series we're introducing you to the people who make Volcano Coffee Works tick. This time we're sitting down with Volcano's plant mum, south London sunset chaser, Customer Experience and Operations Executive, Sonya. 

1. What do you do for Volcano?

I spend countless hours on the phone various delivery companies and encourage post-work pints.

2. Ok, what do you really do?

I make sure people get their coffee on time!

3. How do you drink your coffee?

Filter coffee until my eye starts twitching (which is most days).

4. Cats or dogs?

DOGS! Especially corgi pups and dachshunds with kind eyes.

5. What job did you do before this?

I originally came to London to do a masters in film production, then worked in many cafes. I ended up in the Volcano Cafe, then as a packer in the warehouse and now here we are!

6. Who was your biggest celebrity crush as a teenager?

Quite embarrassing... but had a thing for Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy. That hair...

7. What’s some of the best advice you’ve ever been given?

You don’t have to wait for your oven to preheat before you put the pizza in!

8. What song would you like played at your funeral?

So Emotional by Whitney Houston will probably bring me back to life...

9. You have an interesting heritage. Talk us through it.

My mother is Persian, my dad is Somalian. I was born and raised in Norway, most of my toys were from China, I love Mexican food and I write best in English.

10. What in life most annoys you?

Not so much annoy, more baffles - why is 'naked' pronounced 'nay-kid' but 'baked' is not pronounced 'bay-kid'? The English language ladies and gents.

11. Tell us something about yourself that may surprise us.

I like sleeping. More than the average person. Sometimes I go into full hibernation on Sundays... My friends call it Son-daze. Why is sleeping in considered lazy but going to bed early isn’t?

Thanks, Son. Pub garden pint on us soon!

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