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MEET THE TEAM

We're a friendly bunch here at Mission Coffee Works, get to know us better.

JAANUS

OWNER

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Jaanus is a lover of life. Be it work, fun, spending time with his kids or simply chilling - living in the moment to the fullest is what he does. 


Jaanus enjoys eating and drinking — coffee, wine, cocktails… anything with great flavours. His hobbies can easily turn into work but when he takes a break he loves browsing for offbeat holiday destinations and spending time with his family. Jaanus’ favourite computer game is Excel.  

JAKE

SALES DIRECTOR

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No stranger to the coffee scene, Jake has recently taken over operations at Mission after heading up the commercial sales and training aspect of Sanremo. 


Jake is an avid fitness fan and is always training for his next triathlon, he’s also a big fan of climbing, but finds the options are limited in London! A Devonshire boy at heart, Jake’s passion lies with the ocean and being outdoors. Surfing, camping, sailing and ale are his idea of a perfect weekend.
 

 

EDGARAS

HEAD ROASTER

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Our head coffee roaster Edgaras joined us in the summer of 2020. Hailing from Lithuania he started roasting in 2013. 


When not roasting coffee Edgaras plays saxophone, and enjoys cycling, and reading.

TOMAS

HEAD OF TRAINING

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Tomas loves dancing; especially when it’s to his own collection of funk, soul and rare groove records. He also takes part in breakdance events and leads an active lifestyle, always travelling and exploring new countries. Another real interest for Tomas is photography, you can see some of his work across our website! 


Previously working in the hotel business, one day a friend rang him and offered him a job interview in London for a coffee company. He'd always loved coffee and enjoyed how social it is, so he went for the interview, quit his job, withdrew all the money in his account, bought a one way ticket to London, and 9 years later is still here at Mission Coffee Works. According to Tomas he spends every day with the dream team! 

KAUR

European business development manager

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Kaur has always been a huge basketball fan but his most recent passions are yoga and food — especially Thai food, which he loves cooking. He never used to drink coffee, but was inspired by the passion of those around him who are immersed in the specialty coffee world. He trialled to dial in an espresso in 2014 and has been hooked ever since — bouncing between Tallinn and London to learn about and experience the speciality coffee world.


He is now based in Tallinn, leading our Estonian team. Kaur is a people’s person and absolutely thrives solving problems.

RACHAEL

MARKETING Manager

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Rachael heads up the marketing at Mission. She's been working hospitality for a long time, but only made the switch to coffee after a year in Australia and hasn't looked back.


When she's not working you can find her reading, attempting to grow vegetables, or sampling beers around east London. 

MÉLODIE

ROASTERY ASSISTANT

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Melodie had been managing a specialty coffee shop in Kings Cross for a year and a half before starting as a roastery assistant at MCW. After working in hospitality for the last ten years, she couldn't let go of her love for coffee so has chosen to work behind the scenes of coffee production in order to expand her knowledge and see a different aspect of the industry.


Coming to us from France, Mel loves art in all shapes. She likes reading, drawing and sometimes driving the MCW team crazy with her singing (all the time). 

During the day, she enjoys going to coffee shops for an oat flatty or a clean and sweet filter and reading a book. In the evenings you can find her drinking a sour beer or an imperial stout in a craft beer bar.


LAURYNAS

MCW LITHUANIA AMBASSADOR

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Laurynas is our ambassador in Lithuania. He first encountered MCW coffees while living in Estonia and decided to share them with coffee lovers in his home country. A seasoned competitor who has represented Lithuania in World Barista Championships twice, as well as judged competitions, and os now organising coffee competitions as SCA Lithuania Events Coordinator.


When not drinking coffee or sharing stories Laurynas is cycling, snowboarding, or trying to get out to nature for any other reason. Once it gets dark, cannot fight the urge to visit the best mixology bars in Vilnius for a drink or two.