Stephen and Square Mile
It is with sadness that we announce that Stephen Morrissey is now moving on from his role at Square Mile Coffee Roasters.
After some serious discussion and thought both Stephen and I think this makes sense – to enable him to really get the most from the unique opportunities for growth and travel that he now has as World Barista Champion. Stephen, quite rightly, wants to take every opportunity to learn and develop (just as I did last year), so it seems selfish to do anything other than share him with the rest of the world who are (quite rightly) beating a path to his door, and taking him around the world to teach and share. Stephen is an incredible ambassador for both great coffee and the craft of the barista, and that will doubtless continue.
Many of you may have been aware how much he has traveled and how varied and exciting it has been. We want nothing more for Stephen than for this kind of travel and learning to continue, and we are looking forward to seeing and hearing about the places he will go and the people he will meet.
We are, of course, still good friends and we look forward to maintaining a close relationship in the future. We also want to take the opportunity to thank Stephen for the work he put into getting Square Mile off the ground, and there will be many of us in London that will miss him being here.