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Damian Burgess

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Damian Burgess

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About me

Hi, I've been working in the world of coffee since 2008, initially representing a large Italian roasting company and heading their trainings, events and workshops around the world. I am an AST since 2008 and qualified in all of the modules. I run a training and consultancy company and also one of the 3 coffee guys. We take people to visit different coffee plantations around the world for an incredible coffee learning experience

Teaching experience

Barista Skills

all levels

Barista Skills is often the base of all the courses. It all begins here for most Baristas. I have been educating and certifying Baristas around the world since 2008


all levels

Brewing has been growing in popularity over the years as more and more Baristas want to enhance their coffee skills

Professional experience

Co Founder

@ 3 Coffee Guys

3 Coffee Guys was founded to combine the experience of Damian Burgess (NZ/Italy), Patrick O'Malley (USA) and Ricardo Villegas (Colombia) in the realm of coffee training. Each year we travel the world offering expertise and consultancy related to coffee but we also take people to the coffee. Yearly we organise the chance to visit different coffee plantations and learn what is behind each cup.

Head of Coffee Academy

@ Caffè Vergnano

I had the amazing opportunity to represent Caffè Vergnano around the world, opening new locations and teaching Baristas in all 4 corners of the earth. In this role I had the unique chance to see how different countries were cultivating their coffee cultures and the changes which were taking place everywhere. I am based in Italy but my coffee knowledge is very international


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