Feeling the VIVA vibe
This week we sit down with VIVA COFFEE Head Roaster, innovator and all round good guy, Ryan King.
MICE: Who would you love to have a coffee with and why?
Ryan King: Definitely Instaurator, who was the Head Roaster from my early working days at another brand. He gave me my first passion for the bean and wanting to improve my coffee skills. I remember him being such a great ambassador for coffee and his eagerness to share his skills and knowledge about roasting and making great coffee. It was the first true building block on my path to becoming a roaster.
MICE: What is your biggest inspiration?
Ryan: My biggest inspiration in life for roasting and slinging ‘spro are VIVA COFFEE customers. I always love hearing feedback from them about how much they love our coffee and brand. It makes me want to work harder and create the best espresso blend to start their day with.
MICE: What is your favourite day of the week and why?
Ryan: Monday is my favourite day, as I see it as the start of a new week of making our customers smile by drinking our handcrafted specialty coffee.
MICE: What is your biggest achievement?
Ryan: My biggest achievement to date is creating the house blend for VIVA COFFEE. “Wings of Freedom Blend 6” was our first original blend and is what is served throughout our locations now. It was the basis for the brand, its passion for espresso, and speaks to who we are as a coffee company.
MICE: What is one thing people may not know about VIVA COFFEE?
Ryan: VIVA COFFEE offer a different seasonal blend every quarter through our drive-through and in store to take home. We also offer two single origins at all times available in drive-through, so you can start your day with a delicious specialty brew made to your liking.
Get your ‘spro fix from VIVA COFFEE at stand R1 in Roasters Alley, right by the Main Stage.