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The Girl in the Cafe
Celeste Wong: Actress & Top Coffee Barista. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, Celeste is has held top positions in leading artisan cafes all over the world for over a decade. Since migrating to the UK, she has been listed as one of London’s top five Baristas in The Financial Times and noted for her excellence in a plethora of other publications (see Press Page).
With an Honors degree in Commerce & Design she is also an actress, with notable success in her roles in front of the camera, including her last feature-film becoming the highest grossing independent film of the year in New Zealand that won multiple awards internationally.
Celeste is an influencer and creates and curates social media content. She writes and consults on a range of services for cafes and lifestyle brands.
Brand collaboration and representation, Cafe & business Consultancy, Media Production & Events
Coffee is like this long love affair that is exciting, evolving, heartbreaking but all encapsulating… Like any relationship, it takes work. But the highs definitely out weigh the lows and the rewards are satisfying. What keeps me falling in love again and again with coffee is the ever changing and developing industry, techniques, new information and interaction. Whenever a plateau begins to form, I learn something new, a new aspect or perspective and I’m hooked again. I can’t help it...
I love the physical aspect to making coffee and I’m challenged to use all my senses everyday. Even though it's subjective, people underestimate how much thinking and concentration goes into making a cup of coffee. There’s a history, a present, a journey that doesn’t just stop once the coffee hits the cup/table….
It's an important thing coffee - I love that I can be part of peoples day. Coffee is so enjoyable on many levels, but it also helps you focus, to do what you've gotta do and I'm all for that.
*Thanks to @britishsteed for use of photos & Wiltons Way Cafe for shoot location