10 Questions with…

March 14, 2019             Interview by Mette Jorgensen

Ben Muckenschnabl from Allpress Espresso

How did you get into the coffee business?
“OK, I should say that my deep passion for fine handmade coffee and the great story behind Allpress Coffee inspired me to seek out employment with one of Australia’s finest coffee roasters – but the truth of the matter is a good friend of mine was working for Allpress and said “come work at Allpress” – so I did.”

What is your go-to coffee order?
“Easy – a Piccolo”

Do you have a favourite blend from Allpress?
“A.R.T Espresso Roast – big, fat, chocolatey and full of flavour. The ART blend is named after our A.R.T roaster. Its actually a really cool and innovative design in coffee roasters – it keeps the coffee beans suspended in air as they are roasting – preventing them being burnt or acquiring a smoky flavour which can occur on traditional drum roasters. And who doesn’t love a funky looking, room sized machine!” (you can read more on this here)

Allpress Air Roaster          Melbourne

What’s one thing people don’t know about your brand?
“Allpress is named after the owner and founder Mike Allpress, who still works in the business. And yes it is his given name.”

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of all thing’s coffee?
“Spending time with my three kids, hitting the gym and playing drums.”

Ben Muckenschnabl on drums with Straight to a Tomb

Name something about you that would surprise your customers
“I play drums in a heavy Punk Rock band called Straight to A Tomb… I may have also worn eyeliner many moons ago…”

Fill in the blank – ‘Allpress Coffee tastes best with _____________’
“Friends”

Is there something you have learnt over the years that you wish you knew when you started at Allpress?
“Running a café is no picnic”

Allpress Sydney Roastery Cafe          Zetland

What’s your favourite recipe that doesn’t include coffee?
“Mum’s homemade pesto.”

What is your favourite part of your job?
“Free coffee and the people I work with.”

 

You can taste Allpress A.R.T Blend espresso or purchase Allpress coffee beans for use at home in our store – or email us to have beans shipped to you.

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