Growing up in the hospitality industry, Merijn was never a stranger to coffee. During his time working at a coffee roaster in Italy, he got infected by the coffee virus. After acquiring a BBA in Hotelmanagement and several certificates in the coffee industry, Merijn started working full-time in specialty-coffee. Today Merijn spends his time as a freelance consultant, barista trainer and barista. He owns a coffee school, coffee brand and event company. Merijn participated in several national and international coffee competitions.
Dutch Barista Champion ’17 (1st place)
- World Barista Championship ’17, Seoul, South Korea (16th place)
- Finalist Dutch Barista Championship ’18 (2nd place)