We were lucky enough to catch up with the talented Nich Rae, Head Roaster at Toby’s Estate. We chatted inspiration, food, rappers and (of course) coffee.
MICE: Who would you choose to have a coffee with and why?
Nich Rae: For sure, I would have to say New York rapper Joe Budden. His insights into rap and rap culture would make for a fantastic experience. Plus, he likes coffee!
MICE: What is one thing nobody knows about Toby’s Estate?
Nich: Good question! I would say it’s the fact that we have eight certified Q-graders within our team. By the end of 2018 we’re aiming to have 15!
MICE: What is your favourite moment of the day/week and why?
Nich: Definitely Monday – the roastery is humming and everyone is flat to the boards, and crushing it. At the end of a Monday I always feel extremely satisfied.
MICE: What inspires you?
Nich: My Dad, as well as my team, inspires me. I think it takes a while to truly understand what it means to provide for a family and that’s what drives me; to make my father proud. My other inspiration is my team, seeing them grow and become successful in their own right inspires me to make sure there is always a future at Toby’s Estate for them.
MICE: What is the best food to pair with your coffee?
Nich: This is tough, as I do love my food and coffee! However, I would have to say banana bread.
For your ten minutes with Toby’s Estate, head to stand 213 at MICE2018. Until then, you can visit their website: www.tobysestate.com.au
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