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meet the trainer

Passionate About Educating Others

Nick Rozental received his first Barista training at “La Cafeotheque” of Paris under the guidance of Gloria Montenegro who pioneered French cafeology and specialty cafes in the city of lights. He then pursued further specialization in Asia to explore all aspects of the coffee industry from crop to cup, working closely with coffee producers and roasters at origins.

During the past 9 years, Nick helped open and manage coffee academy and coffee shops in New York, Jakarta, and Phoenix while conducting SCA courses and certifications in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Guatemala, East Timor, and the U.S.

During his free time, he enjoys coaching barista competitors and Judging national Barista competitions.

With a French background and education in the birthplace of culinary and service excellence, 7 years in Brazil, 2 in Kenya working in hospitality and 12 in America in the compliance and training field, he brings a load of world experiences, management, knowledge, and best practices to contribute and share specialty coffee. 



  • Incubation room | Experimental research facility for controlled fermentation | Microbial cultures

  • Cupping lab at origin on the grounds of a coffee plantation - Bali

  • Processing mill and drying facility model for best practices at sea level | Compensating for climate conditions - Bali

  • "The Search" Coffee Trip | 2022 takes Paddle Brew to Central America for sourcing, teaching and experimenting


As an AST Authorized SCA Trainer and Certifier, Nick continues to consult, coach, and teach individuals and companies about specialty coffee while conducting research and exploring best practices for the industry.



  • AST: Authorized SCA Trainer

  • SCA Coffee Diploma 

  • Barista Professional

  • Brewing Professional

  • Roasting Professional

  • Green Coffee Professional

  • Sensory Professional

  • CQI Q Grader

  • WCEP - World Competition Education Program

  • Field experience on wet and dry mills in Guatemala, Indonesia, El Salvador

  • Coffee shop management in the US, Indonesia, and Japan

  • Roastery management and production in Indonesia and Japan

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