ESPRESSO BARS

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MICHA

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The biologist is not only concerned with the animal world, but his latte art swans also demonstrate a great deal of expertise. Although this makes his fellow baristas a little jealous, thanks to his calm, perpetually good mood, it’s impossible not to like him the minute you meet him.
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GIAN LUCA

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Gian Luca wears always black and so he drinks his coffee – double shots only. He loves to write short stories and who knows, one day a ViCAFE-face might play a role on one of his stories.
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TINA

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With Tina, cosy evenings of cooking for friends often end with a board game. She loves people who have a lot of heart and likes to hike, even on rainy and windy Sundays.
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BETTINA

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Bettina moved from the Vivi Kola Bar in Eglisau to the ViCAFE at Untergass just one block away. She ensures that everything is in order at the café, something she’s quite accustomed to from her job in the Bülach courthouse.
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CHRISTOPH

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As a food scientist, Christoph can not only tell you the exact composition of our organic milk, but as one of our roasting masters he can also explain in detail how the beans got to your coffee cup. He sees something good in everything and everyone, and when he really enjoys something, you’ll get his signature reaction: “Phaaantastic!”
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SIMON

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Simon can do a lot – and mostly at the same time. He leads the ViCAFE Centralbahnplatz, where he prepares an espresso for you almost as quickly as he drinks it. He takes care of the training and timetables of our baristas, as well as the suppliers and products for our Espresso Bars. Simon likes to play word games and almost always wears clothes from the same brand.
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DAVE

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As an Eglisauer, an internship at ViCAFE and Vivi Kola is obviously a good thing. Dave also acts as a volleyball referee and is never at a loss for a charming verbal smash in the ViCAFEs – if he gets going in the morning.
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LARA Best

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Swiss Ski has Lara Gut, we were looking for a better Lara and finally found Lara Best. Lara is a yogi, traveler and Nepal fan and juice and tip provider for the entire team. Woe to when she starts talking.
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LEE

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Lee photographs people and food, and travels to the remotest places in the world. She likes to listen to her fellow human beings and then comments on the narration with her typical “Uuiii neiii …!”.
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JULIA

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As a former skier, Julia always hits the finish line – be it the next blunder or the next flat white – which she likes to prepare and drink. Julia speaks “non-Züri-German” and as a country girl, sometimes wishes things would slow down a bit the big city. Fun fact: Julia likes vacuuming.
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MOMO

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The architect with the ponytail always surprises even the most fashion-conscious amongst our baristas with her latest outfits. Momo is, of course, a nickname. But you are welcome to ask her for her real name, if you dare.
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MICHI

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Star alert at ViCAFE: Our Matt Damon lookalike played volleyball in the National League A until recently. Instead of winning the set, he now serves you your flat white from the ViCAFE Espresso Bar window.
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LUCA

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Luca loves languages – no wonder he studied communication and journalism. He loves listening to and playing music. Anyone who visits him at ViCAFE Eglisau will hear a little bit of everything – from movie tracks to blues. Luca loves fantasy novels, which he reads over an espresso.
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LAURA

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Laura discovered her love of coffee (and surfing) in Australia. Once the caffeine has kicked in in the morning, the handball player has enough energy for two people. Laura uses her energy also in the morning to run back at least three times to get forgotten things at home.
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RUBEN

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Ruben emigrated to London to become a musician, but he also came back a barista. Now he challenges his colleagues with his latte art and roasts our coffee in Altstetten. As a former polymechanic, he’s also handy at fixing things around the Espresso Bars.
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ESTEFANIA

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Born in Spain, she is the mother of two sons, a passionate flamenco dancer, loves to travel the world and treats her family to homecooked Spanish dishes.
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LOUISA

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Louisa never seems to run out of energy – the full-time event manager flies through the Espresso Bars and prepares coffee in no time. In addition to coffee, this true Zurich also has a soft spot for Pimms and Campari. Her motto for life is: “es chunnt wie’s mues”.
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HANNAH

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Hannah likes books, volleyball, food, intellectual conversations, coffee and, above all, her fellow human beings. And she turned from a ViCAFE customer into a ViCAFE barista.
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CHRISTIAN

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Half-Brazilian, half-barista. Born with coffee in the blood, caffeine is his elixir for life. As a former swimmer, he is now taking a break in Zurich’s nightlife, mainly as a DJ. During the day, the mechanical engineering student works at ViCAFE and brings strong espresso, a good mood and the right music to the Espresso Bars.
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JASMIN

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Jasmine doesn’t just drink coffee because she really, really wants to – she simply has to. Because, as she says herself: without her daily dose of coffee she is really unbearable. As a snowboarder, she always looks forward to the first snow and the cold winter days in autumn, or she goes backpacking in the high mountains of Tibet.
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JUSTINE

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Justine likes children’s books and children’s songs and says she is a little bit hesitant to grow up. Instead she prefers kickboxing, the Simpsons and, of course, coffee.
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SHARON

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Sharon could drive a tractor before she could drive a car. Please don’t ask why. She always wears black clothes and loves road trips through Scandinavia. If she works behind the coffee machine, she not only takes on the role of the cleaning devil, but also provides her typical “Sharon music” in the Espresso Bar.
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ARIANE

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The advertiser never jogs the same distance twice and has a minor fashion label. She never gets tired and the garden revives her spirits.
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MALTE

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Malte was born in the former GDR the year before the fall of the Berlin Wall and loves his bike. “Irgendöppis” is his favourite word in Swiss german.
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MORITZ

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Moritz is cycling through the city as a bike courier in any kind of weather. He likes summer days on Lake Zurich and his shared flat, especially because of the brightly painted walls and his coffee plant. He prefers to drink the coffee from his own reusable mug and listens to Manu Chao. Unfortunately, Moritz doesn’t speak Spanish (yet).
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STEFAN

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The ex-swimmer has left the indoor pool – and is now “swimming in life” (Stefan quote). Stefan’s height is 192 cm, but that doesn’t stop him from calling Disney films the best films. He prefers to drink Cascara Ice Tea and listens to oldies.
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LIVIA

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Thanks to her studies in psychology and cultural studies, she knows what makes people tick. Or what the right dose of caffeine can do for your guests and fellow baristas. Livia likes things to be neat and tidy, and is not afraid to politely but firmly make this fact known to her fellow baristas. In her free time she enjoys the mountains, good food and of course coffee. Preferably with double espresso and not too much milk.
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MANUEL

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As an industrial designer and mechanical engineer, Manu not only knows how to make good coffee, but also what happens inside the machine. But instead of explaining that to us, he heads off to play his favourite fantasy card game and quotes Futurama. He describes himself as peace-loving and funny, which we can confirm.
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LARA

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The goldsmith with the infectious laugh lives close by Goldbrunnenplatz. She likes great music, unusual food trends, tattoos (stinging and stinging) and a little bit of chaos in her life. Lara gets up bright and early in the morning – and it’s hard to believe that someone with such an exuberant laugh could ever get tired.
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JOELLE

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Joelle sings loudly in the car to her favorite music – also with her two children in her luggage on the way to the sea. After all, Italy is their second home. The perfectionist likes to laugh a lot and is not funny – says her husband.
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MARION

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Marion goes well with ViCAFE – because she prefers to brew coffee rather than cook food. She has so many creative ideas that she hardly ever gets to try them all. Her nickname is “Büsi”, and if you know her well, you can actually spot cat-like behavior from time to time.
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NORA

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As a prospective architecture student, Nora also likes to paint, tinker and take pictures in her free time. Whatever the weather, she speeds through the city on her bike and is in an almost-indestructibly-good mood. She says that she either doesn’t talk at all or she talks too much.
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NATHALIE

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The self-proclaimed eternal student of the School of Life not only fulfils Zurich’s basic need for coffee, but also always has a hug and a kind word to share. She spreads kindness, be it to humans or animals (to quote Nathalie). As a singer/songwriter, barista and naturopath, she strives for “more good vibes” in everything she does.
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LADINA

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Ladina likes to resolve conflict through Rock Paper Scissors and always has a UNO game in her pocket. She would also like to play a game with her guests from time to time, but she can’t because she believes that she is constantly being watched from behind the coffee machine. Ladina likes soap bubbles and Norway, and of course coffee. She has tried to reduce her daily caffeine intake on numerous occasions, but her efforts have been unsuccessful.
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SARAH

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Sarah likes it when the rain hits the roof at night. But not so much when it’s still raining the next morning, because she never has an umbrella with her. If she then also forgets her headphones, the day can only be saved by a flat white. She prefers to attend concerts at intimate venues and hang out in the kitchen with friends – sometimes until the sun comes up again.
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NINA

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While studying geography, Nina realised that she was spending a significant portion of her budget on coffee. What could be better than moving to be even closer to the coffee source? Nina likes to bake, mainly because of the smell of the batter as it cooks in the oven. She is usually already wide awake in the morning, which is probably due to the fact that she rarely and reluctantly goes to bed after midnight.
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SINA

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Sina wants to try everything and be able to do everything. She would like to play all the instruments in the world, read every single post on Twitter, try out all sports and start ten projects at the same time. She uses the espresso bars as small stages for her love of acting. She is warmth in person, but, as she says, a miserable host. If you want to meet her, you better go to a bar.
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FELIX

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Tired of life as a steel trader in Hamburg, after two short visits to Zurich Felix decided to pack up and move here straight away. Even if he calls himself a friend of extended sleep, Felix is infectiously good-humoured at 6 am and uses the Espresso Bars as a stage for slapstick interludes, during which he lovingly imitates his fellow baristas and guests.
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JANA

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She studies social work, likes almost all types of music and plays so many instruments that she could replace the majority of the bands she loves as a one-woman orchestra.
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JOEL

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The future gym teacher Joel also acts as a party organizer for French rap and has been a safe bet on the football field of FC Red Star for 16 years. Joel can get enthusiastic about many things quickly and firmly – unless it is about looking from high up to deep down: Here the fear of heights limits his almost unlimited curiosity.
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TIM

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As a former swimmer, Tim took the plunge into the cold barista water and soon developed a small obsession for latte art. He studies philosophy and economics and assumes that there are no bad days, only bad moods. He says he tells a lot, and sometimes a lot of dikes. This is sometimes funny. We think: Mostly even.
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AMY

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Amy has lived in Brazil, originally comes from Canada – and quickly found her way to Zurich: her good sense of direction never fails her. It’s probably what brought her to ViCAFE, where she not only prepares coffee, but also provides us with delicious baked goods. Amy has two cell phones: one for “regular things” and the other for music. She listens to everything, but jazz is not one of her favourite things.
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EILEEN

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Eileen grew up with three mother tongues. She likes to cook, yoga and to discover the world. She studies psychology and biology, likes to keep things tidy and likes to drink a flat white, while lo-fi through her headphones takes her into the day.
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FELIX

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Felix speaks a hybrid of so many German dialects (Tyrolean, Züri-Düütsch) that the dozen Anglicisms per sentence are hardly noticeable. He likes moody conversations and cleaning – so he fits perfectly in our espresso bars. Customers cheered up by coffee and a short chat make Felix happy – what he doesn’t tolerate so well are fingerprints on cleanly cleaned chrome steel coffee machines.
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LYDIA

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After training as a retailer for perfumery and as a nursing specialist, Lydia was keen on even more specialist knowledge – this time in the coffee sector. She likes music from classic to electronic, likes to listen and listens well, likes conversations on the meta level and sometimes surprises with sentences that you wouldn’t give her – you just have to challenge them a little.
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ALINE

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Aline has so many plans that she has to jet from place to place by bike. Playing ping pong, geography and backgammon, preferably all at the same time. Aline has the gift to tell even the most boring stories in an exciting way – supported by many gestures and a voice that apparently cannot whisper. Fun fact: Aline always brushes her teeth twice in a row.
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JOEL

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People sometimes ask whether he is under stress. No, Joel is chilled, he just talks so quickly. He spends his free time riding his BMX, playing his acoustic guitar.
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JULIA

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As a former skier, Julia always hits the finish line – be it the next blunder or the next flat white – which she likes to prepare and drink. Julia speaks “non-Züri-German” and as a small country girl wishes for a little patience in the big city. Funfact: Julia likes vacuuming.
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EMILIA

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Emilia doesn’t like boiled potatoes – but otherwise she eats more than some professional athletes. The prospective law student likes to box, has a little cleaning misery, has 6 small black dots under her eye, truncates nouns to semi-nervous short forms – and ultra likes to use the word “ultra”.
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HANNA

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Hanna is always on the lookout for the next concert, her new favorite poetry book, the next hair color – and often also her house key. Since she started drinking coffee at the age of 13, even 3 flat whites in a row do not make her tremble. It only becomes difficult if your headphones get tangled.
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NOEMI

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If you are still too tired to talk in the morning, you could always order your flat white using sign language – no problem for Noemi. She likes hiking for days, spending the summer days by the lake and cooking with love for her friends and family. She enjoys concerts at intimate venues and (surprise, surprise) loves the smell of fresh coffee.
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FANNY

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Fanny needs 7 alarm clocks to get up – her roommates love her. Once awake, she exudes a good mood, laughs loud and squeaky and likes all kinds of music to sing along with. Fanny likes to play beach volleyball, windsurfing and dancing. She can look very insulted and sometimes starts sentences without ending.
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ALICIA

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Alicia likes to travel – and wherever she likes, she sometimes stays the same for 6 years. The dancer stands back from New York – distinctive mark: red lipstick – behind the coffee machine and delights herself and her guests with a flat white.
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NEVIN

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Somehow, he finds people more exciting than computers – so it’s a good thing that Nevin switched from computer science behind the coffee bar. Nevin likes to surf for life, it’s a shame that things don’t go that well in Switzerland. That’s why he puts on his goalkeeper gloves and stands in the soccer goal. He likes discussions and likes to take his point of view, but also takes other opinions. You can talk about anything, he says.
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BENGT

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Bengt is a Dutch citizen, has a Swedish name, Indonesian roots and grew up in Austria. In Eglisau, the trained tourism specialist takes care of the ViCAFE – there he prefers to drink an orangutan coffee from Indonesia. Bengt says he is a good listener and a lovable dad. His super skills: “being weird” and snowpark cat driving.
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DEBORAH

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Deborah knows what she needs: 6.45 hours of sleep per night, perfectly folded laundry, absolutely no violet and music notes, with the head up and the legs down – certainly not the other way around. She loves her daughter, her bike, self-irony and nature trips – because in Debby there is also a small country egg.
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JURI

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Juri watches carefully and listens well – so well that he sometimes even adopts the dialect of his counterpart. After intermediate stops on the bench and in sports management, Juri now ensures behind the coffee bar that not only the flat white of the guests, but also his own, always runs perfectly – after all, he only allows himself one coffee a day.
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MIRIANA

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Miriana dances whenever life permits, be it as a dance teacher or behind the coffee machine. She also likes to sing – just give her any word that occurs in a song – just not so beautiful. The bundle of energy likes to motivate itself and its environment and has a very unique “Hitzgi”. We are looking forward to it.
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PAULA

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Growing up on a farm near Cologne, Paula is now studying psychology in Zurich. If she is not working on her master’s degree, she will spread a good mood in the shops. In addition, she rides and does yoga, prefers to drink her flat white with oat milk and likes to dance through life to disco and electro.
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ALICIA

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Alicia not only lovingly pours latte art, but according to rumours she makes the best lemon risotto in the world. Otherwise, she has strange eating habits that cause her fellow baristas to doubt this culinary achievement. Alicia is not a morning person, but she hides it well behind her helpfulness and good sense of humour. She likes to play football, watches the same series over and over again due to a lack of better options, studies digital business management and always moves her mouth when she reads something – she just can’t help it.
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ANNA

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Anna says that sometimes when they do or say something, people suddenly start laughing. She takes that as a compliment, after all she also likes to laugh at herself. Only at Reggaeton does the fun stop, she doesn’t like it at all. Anna likes to clean, the shiny coffee machines are already looking forward to it. It can also do the balancing act – almost.
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CARLOTTA

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In terms of design, Carlotta finds herself totally gifted – even if her artistic training as a theater tailor would suggest otherwise. Carlotta likes to delve into discussions and sometimes gets emotional. Carlotta likes good techno in the club. When no one is watching, she also hears almost all other musical styles.
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STEPHANIE

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Stephanie thinks a lot. Sounds like a philosophy student and it is. For example, she ponders what she is actually looking for, what distinguishes people, whether she can imagine “nothing”, or why her mother’s traditional Colombian coffee boiled with sugar cane water tastes so incredibly good. She flirts with the profession of the director, likes the silent martial art Aikido and walks through the forest singing loudly.
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CELINE

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Celine would like to try so many things, she hardly knows where to start. She is currently teaching herself the ukulele and making her own coffee cups. With so much variety, it is good if something else is always the same: she steals a grape every time in the supermarket for quality control, hops off the tram every morning at the first station to get a Sudoku (and the rest of the newspaper). If you want to make her happy, bring her rosemary and ginger – to eat straight away.
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SAMI

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Sämi has been caffeine-immune since studying architecture. Because of the missing “kick”, he just drinks the coffee to enjoy. Meanwhile, Sämi is more likely to meet in the Tonhalle than in the club; he thinks it must be due to age. It gets wilder on the mat than in a concert; Sämi trains various martial arts almost every day. As a result, he is enviable balanced during the day – returns all the more quick in the voice duel.
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ANNINA

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Annina succumbed to her coffee addiction and found her way directly to the source, behind the coffee counter. She has a green thumb, her succulents say hello. Her beloved cat receives no less attention, but probably a little more stroking. Annina is a good listener and blushes quickly – please don’t ask her about it.
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LILI

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Lili is currently studying Journalism 2.0 in Bern. Previously, she stayed in England, where she learned the art of the barista. Behind the coffee machine sparkles not only her spotlessly clean worksurface, but her positive attitude and forthright quips, which she delivers with a cheeky grin and in an Austrian dialect. Lili plans her holidays around the availability of good coffee and food. A reasonable approach!
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JULIA

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If Julia had been offered a coffee a few months ago, she would’ve gracefully declined. Since she got to know oat milk and properly extracted espressos, she has compensated twice for what she has been missing out on. Julia is trained in “something with media”, likes to cook, and enjoys concerts and photography. She has an affinity for word games and has regular favourite words that she incorporates into every second sentence, which can get a bit too much for her fellow human beings.
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ADRIAN

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Adrian likes ducks. He enjoys marvelling at them in the park and would probably take them home if his flatmate would allow it. In addition to ducks, he’s enthusiastic about everything else, except for studying law. Adrian likes unexpected, funny situations and enjoys the brief encounters he has with people across the coffee counter. He has tattoos of two names, and it is still a secret whether these are the names of his future ducklings.
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NINA

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If Nina laughs at a mediocre joke, it’s not because she’s simply being polite – she finds almost everything funny. Nina prefers to drink her flat white with oat milk and probably also likes the dirty chai, but is still not quite sure (even after various rounds of tasting). She is known for her skills as a counsellor and her love for colour-coordinated outfits – nothing beats colour-coordinated socks and T-shirts! Nina likes to take analogue photos, bakes, writes and enjoys running (she doesn’t say jogging because she runs).
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FRANKA

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Born in Germany and commuting between Züri and Basel, Franka parks herself behind the coffee machine. She likes flea markets and Hunk houses and likes to ride her bicycle (but not the fact that it squeaks). She enjoys swimming in the Rhine; it’s just a pity that she always loses her sunglasses in the summer. After completing her studies as a media scientist, she’d like to do an apprenticeship as an interior designer (in any case, at the latest in her next life).
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JONAS

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Jonas can dance his name. It is still unclear whether that goes with his favourite music, techno and house. In addition to training as a fitness trainer, Jonas also enjoys doing sports, skiing and playing ice hockey in his free time. It just has to be fair and simple, otherwise he suddenly forgets his otherwise cheerful, relaxed manner. He describes himself as a hopeless romantic and organisational freak, and if you want to make him happy, visit a farm with him – grazing cows fascinate him.
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STEPHANIE

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Stephanie has so many kitchen appliances that her roommate has strictly prohibited further purchases. She doesn’t let that stop her. After all, you need some distractions during the student years. Her biology studies keep her busy: she studies cute animal pictures on Instagram before getting up, dives into the depths of the oceans for new animal species and absolutely wants to learn the latte art swan. If her career as a barista doesn’t work out, she will apply to become a professional dumpling maker. If you want to learn Schwyzer expressions, the best thing to do is to contact Stephanie: Currently she is trying to establish the word “Gumel” (Härdopfel) in Züri.
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NINA

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The biology student has optimised waking up in the morning: she is ready to go in what feels like 5 minutes. This leaves her with more time for her boat on the lake, French music, fantasy literature and her love of good food. By the way, Nina’s enduring loyalty can be won with culinary delights. She played the accordion for 6 years only because there were such delicious brownies on offer during try-out.
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LINUS

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As a trained hotel specialist, Linus knows not only how to prepare coffee, but also how to serve it in style. He likes colourful socks, trips to the mountains, be it on foot or on skis, and lives according to the motto “pasta all day, every day” (preferably with carbonara or green pesto). Linus says that he’s never actually under stress. And it shows – he is always calm, patient and in a good mood.
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SINAN

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Sinan loves his chair collection – which is currently at 28 individual pieces. He listenes to Eurodance and likes being an expert on the things that he does. Locating Sinan is not that hard, just look out for his moustache and his very “swiss style belt” with cows on it.

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KAJ

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As an archaeologist, Kaj can explain the history of mankind to you, but as a football referee he can also explain the offside rule to you once and for all. Whenever someone strong is needed at ViCAFE, Kaj is there with endless patience and enthusiasm. Neither daily coffee deliveries nor huge refrigerators upset Kaj. Fun fact: Kaj can do a backflip, and he likes to show off his skill.
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CHRISTOPH

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As a food scientist, Christoph can not only tell you the exact composition of our organic milk, but as one of our roasting masters he can also explain in detail how the beans got to your coffee cup. He sees something good in everything and everyone, and when he really enjoys something, you’ll get his signature reaction: “Phaaantastic!”
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BENI

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Beni has worked in almost every position at ViCAFE and our sister company Vivi Kola. Whether it’s making coffee, packaging or logistics, Beni probably knows best what it takes behind the scenes. As head of logistics, he likes to listen to loud music – and likes to write it himself in the form of musicals. Beni performs well under pressure and is always up for fun.
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RUBEN

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Ruben emigrated to London to become a musician, but he also came back a barista. Now he challenges his colleagues with his latte art and roasts our coffee in Altstetten. As a former polymechanic, he’s also handy at fixing things around the Espresso Bars.
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BENGT

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Bengt is a Dutch citizen, has a Swedish name, Indonesian roots and grew up in Austria. In Eglisau, the trained tourism specialist takes care of the ViCAFE – there he prefers to drink an orangutan coffee from Indonesia. Bengt says he is a good listener and a lovable dad. His super skills: “being weird” and snowpark cat driving.

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CHRISTIAN

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CEO, board of directors Christian is the founder of ViCAFE. As a managing director, the trained graphic designer heads the company’s operations. In the early years of ViCAFE, Christian was sometimes a barista behind the counter and roasted the coffee himself. He knows all of our coffee farmers personally. In addition, his influence can be seen in the design of the shops and he was not afraid to be hands-on when he helped build the first espresso bars. Christian is a passionate paddler and founder and CEO of Vivi Kola, ViCAFE’s sister company.
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RAMON

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Board of Directors Silvio is co-founder of ViCAFE and responsible for all legal and financial matters. In this role, he is responsible for all contracts and the annual financial statements. Silvio is a trained lawyer, works as a member of the executive board at a Swiss asset management firm and holds board memberships in the field of solar energy.
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SIMON

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Simon can do a lot – and mostly at the same time. He leads the ViCAFE Centralbahnplatz, where he prepares an espresso for you almost as quickly as he drinks it. He takes care of the training and timetables of our baristas, as well as the suppliers and products for our Espresso Bars. Simon likes to play word games and almost always wears clothes from the same brand.
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JULIA

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As a former skier, Julia always hits the finish line – be it the next blunder or the next flat white – which she likes to prepare and drink. Julia speaks “non-Züri-German” and as a country girl, sometimes wishes things would slow down a bit the big city. Fun fact: Julia likes vacuuming.
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MISCHA

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As an accountant, Mischa takes care of the numbers – he not only types them meticulously, but also faster than the PC allows. In his spare time, he likes things a little less organised: Mischa likes to do go-karting, play ice hockey and has already traveled through southern Africa with a camper van. There he also benefited from his super-skill: A deceptively accurate imitation of a lion roaring.
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MARCUS

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Born in Namibia, grew up in Cape Town, landed in Zurich. No wonder Marcus switches from German to English and back about three times per sentence. He likes Japanese whiskey, good design and adrenaline-fueled sports. As a surfer, he is “a pretty chilled guy,” he says. Marcus likes good food and culinary experiments, only with his beloved “Braai” aka BBQ is he reluctant to talk.
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TAMARA

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Tamara takes care of communication at ViviKola and ViCAFE – no wonder she automatically searches every text for errors. She loves Cape Town and almost always has a snack in her drawer – which she likes to share. If you ask nicely, you can also touch her fascinating hair, just no tugging at the laboriously coiffed curls, please.
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PASCAL

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Pascal has a soft spot for farmers, whether they are coffee farmers in Tanzania or dairy farmers in the Zurich Oberland. Pascal is fascinated by container ships but there are not really a lot on the Lake of Zurich. That’s why he likes to cross the lake with his own sailing boat. He dreams of being a really good amateur photographer, which unfortunately he is not. But he is good at cooking vegetables, which he would love to grow himself.
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NOEMI

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If you are still too tired to talk in the morning, you could always order your flat white using sign language – no problem for Noemi. She likes hiking for days, spending the summer days by the lake and cooking with love for her friends and family. She enjoys concerts at intimate venues and (surprise, surprise) loves the smell of fresh coffee.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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CHRISTIAN

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CEO, board of directors Christian is the founder of ViCAFE. As a managing director, the trained graphic designer heads the company’s operations. In the early years of ViCAFE, Christian was sometimes a barista behind the counter and roasted the coffee himself. He knows all of our coffee farmers personally. In addition, his influence can be seen in the design of the shops and he was not afraid to be hands-on when he helped build the first espresso bars. Christian is a passionate paddler and founder and CEO of Vivi Kola, ViCAFE’s sister company.
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KURT

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Chairman of the Board Kurt is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of ViCAFE and is responsible for corporate development. Kurt goes along on all the coffee sourcing trips and helped to pack the coffee in the early days of ViCAFE. The economist with a doctorate has already founded several companies, holds board memberships in the financial, consumer goods and healthcare sectors, and is involved with various foundations.
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BENEDICT

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Board of Directors Benedikt is co-founder of ViCAFE and responsible for the company’s expansion. The economist built the first two espresso bars and was a barista in the first branch. He heads up the Marketing and Operations department of the Swiss branch of a global management consultancy.
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SILVIO

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Board of Directors Silvio is co-founder of ViCAFE and responsible for all legal and financial matters. In this role, he is responsible for all contracts and the annual financial statements. Silvio is a trained lawyer, works as a member of the executive board at a Swiss asset management firm and holds board memberships in the field of solar energy.