E-Scene: Fans of the Magazine

Every edition, we highlight BeanScene’s digital coffee community, hearing from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram followers.

Andrew Sholakis
After spending 10 years in the coffee industry as a barista and working for a local coffee roaster, last year has marked the start of what I hope will be my own exciting chapter in local business. I opened Volume 2 Café, located in the heart of Abbotsford in Melbourne, along with my business partners George and Andrew.

Combining our diverse skills and passion for coffee, we’ve been able to create something pretty special that stands up against the best in the city. While we are still in our infancy, the response has been overwhelming and we are quickly building a strong following within the local community and abroad. We look forward to seeing you soon at V2.


Cathy Macri
I founded Two Siisters Pantry with my sister Maryanne and two daughters, Deana and Tayla. With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, the two sets of sisters have worked hard to take inspiration from everything they have learned throughout their careers to ensure a unique and memorable experience for every customer.

Two Siisters Pantry is a celebration of family, friends, good food, and high-quality coffee. We believe life shouldn’t be taken too seriously and the solution to the world’s problems can be found at the bottom of a coffee cup.

The coffee industry in Australia is growing rapidly and people are embracing it. With the vast amount of milk options offered nowadays, drinking coffee has become an enjoyable way of life.


Roberto Moras
Growing up in an Italian family, my love for the bean started at an early age. When I was young my grandfather would sneak me sips of his espresso when my parents weren’t looking and over time this led to a full-blown passion. As a teenager, I researched coffee to understand it on a complex level and I found myself becoming perceptive about different flavours, the quality of the roast, and what constitutes a good crema. During this time I learnt to critique coffee and was never shy to provide feedback to local baristas at one of my regular haunts.

At home, a Nescafé with a few sugars is my guilty pleasure, but otherwise I enjoy a caffe latte among friends. I’m a data analyst now, but up until recently I worked at the Dirty Apron Café in Clifton Hill. It was a great place to work and a real community hub. I love the way coffee brings people together and encourages interaction, it’s a real social lubricant.


We want you!
Have a coffee passion you’re dying to share? We’d love to see it. Email a 150-word bio about your love of coffee, your favourite coffee moment, and a little about yourself with a high-resolution image (1MB or greater) to BeanScene Editor Sarah Baker at sarah.baker@primecreative.com.au

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