Meet The Team: Thomas Sangiovanni (left) and Alessandro Zengiaro
Independent coffee businesses are all about the people the product, their expertise their passion for good coffee making a difference in the world. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be able 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 are introducing you to some of these people in the form of a short questionnaire. To start with we'd like to introduce you to best mates Thomas Sangiovanni (left) and Alessandro Zengiaro.
Thomas and Ale take care of Account Management and Technical support here in the roastery which basically means all of the training, support and fixing of coffee machines and grinders for all of our cafe and restaurant partners.
Both Thomas and Ale grew up in Turin, Italy, but, although Thomas' family had a cafe the pair didn't become connected until later. Thomas, living in London by this point, was on a trip back home and upon seeking out the best specialty coffee was directed to the cafe in which Alessandro worked. The guys immediately hit it off and have remained friends ever since. Thomas is a bit of a maestro on the acoustic guitar and regularly entertains the roastery at company events while Ale is one of the most skilled Latte Art competitors in the UK and Europe.
Here are our questions with the guys: