Coffee Culture

Nice smell –

I’ve just returned from my morning run in Prince Alfred Park and take the elevator to the floor of our apartment. That’s when I hear this remark from the man, who is in the elevator with me.

I look at him in shock. But he points to my coffee tray and adds: “I can smell your coffee.”

I have a flat white, a cappuccino and two long blacks for me and my family, with whom I spend my workation together in Sydney. For breakfast.

I find the coffee culture here in Australia very convincing. There is a café on every corner where you can grab your coffee-to-go. Ideally, of course, in your own reusable cup. And it’s never a disappointment: there’s simply no thin or bad coffee here.

Coffee culture in Australia has its origins in the post-war period, when Italian immigrants arrived with their espresso machines. Here in Sydney, you can’t stand bad coffee and you often walk past a nearby coffee shop to enjoy your favourite café’s morning coffee.

In my family’s opinion, our favourite café is “Knock” and is located on the corner of Charmers-Cleveland.

“Knock, knock, knockin’ on Heaven’s door…”, comes to my mind. And in terms of our coffee enjoyment, we already feel very connected to the Australian culture.

Diving into a different culture – Germany meets Australia for coffee lovers.

➡️ And you? How do you drink your coffee?

My name is Bernd Scharbert and I support leaders with my experiential knowledge after more than 30 years of leadership experience in the corporate world and in the question of how to reconcile family, career and life. If you are interested, please feel free to follow me at LinkedIn, #prepare4landing or contact me directly.

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