Starting in hospitality in 2001 whilst helping his father run their first café, Jean-Paul quickly taught himself the fundamentals of coffee making. In 2006, Jean-Paul moved to Brisbane to pursue a professional career in coffee, and secured a position with Veneziano Coffee Roasters to launch their new Roastery in West End. For eight and half years, Jean-Paul quickly built his reputation to become one of the country’s leading coffee professionals. He secured a number of Barista Competition titles including 2010 Queensland Barista Champion. Over his career working with Veneziano Coffee Roasters, Jean-Paul immersed himself in every facet of specialty coffee including growing and processing, roasting, production, wholesale and business development. Through his knowledge, Jean-Paul has proven himself to be a reliable and successful business partner for some of the country’s most successful specialty cafés and franchises.