DBP: What’s your best-selling drink?
VK: The flat white — it’s an Australian drink! Before the pandemic, we used to get a lot of Australian flight attendants staying at the Hilton Hotel next door whenever they flew in. We’re very proud that we can serve a good cup of coffee to Australian customers.
(Editor’s note – Australians have very high coffee standards)
DBP: How did you get into coffee?
VK: Long story short. I used to do theatre. I grew up studying how to react, how to act in front of people on stage, how to be in the spotlight. That experience is similar to how I act as a barista. When I’m on stage, however I feel and however I portray to feel, the audience will feel, too. Every time I’m behind a bar, it feels like I’m on stage, too. Instead of a play, the audience, in this case, is receiving a cup of coffee.