Jon is the newest member of the Crema Coffee Crew and loving it. With the industry in WA growing at a rapid pace, we needed more hands. And that’s where Jon comes in.
Jon aka Jono’s role here at Crema is Business Development/Sales Representative. He comes to us from Dinner Twist and before that, Di Bella Coffee. So he is all over the industry and full of coffee and hospitality knowledge. He also likes to smile a lot, which is a good thing. Apart from long walks on the beach and a nice cold beverage at the end of a hard days work, Jon has other interests. I figured the quickest way to get to know Jon was to ask him a bunch of questions. Read on to find out more about him.
Who inspires you?
People who work hard to make a change in their own lives and others.
What was the best concert you ever attended?
U2 at Subiaco.
Favourite single origin
What was your first job?
Flipping burgers at Hungry Jacks in Subiaco.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
What are you passionate about?
Great food, wine and coffee.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life
The Never Ending Story
Favourite hot beverage on a really cold day?
What led you to this career?
Too much caffeine, probably. I started working in a café while I was at school and loved the hustle and bustle of hospitality.
If you could be an alcoholic drink, what would you be and why?
Mulled wine. Because it’s like a warm hug.
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
Go for a walk and get some fresh air.
Favourite coffee machine?
La Marzocco PB.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”, thanks Uncle Brian
Who would you grab a coffee with, celebrity wise?
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Yo-yos! Remember when kids played with yo-yos and not iPhones?!
When have you felt the most proud?
Starting up my own wine distribution business about 10 years ago, and seeing it work.
Dogs or Cats?
Favourite place to hang out in Perth?
Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle.
I then asked Jon to sum up Perth’s coffee and hospitality scene for me.
A surprise around every corner. I love finding new cafes offering a unique product or service and setting themselves apart from the competition.
There you have it folks, you are all now officially BFF’s with ol’ mate Jon. Jokes aside, it’s important for us to work close as a team, in doing so we bring many more ideas and knowledge to the table which only helps grow the industry and fuels our passion. There are some exciting things on the horizon for us in coffee land here in WA, so stay tuned and get excited! Oh and if you see Jon out and about hit him with a big high five.
Welcome to the family, Jono!