Welcome! My name is Lauren and I started Coffee Hex to bridge my two lifelong passions: Writing and coffee. My life has been one long love affair with coffee. I think I had my first (small) cup at around age 13. I was instantly mesmerized.
In my early 20s, I spent five years working as a barista across three different coffee houses in California while pursuing English Literature and Poetry degrees from UC Berkeley. I’ve spent the last 10 years as a professional writer, working my way up to a content leader. I love my day job, but I’ve remained a passionate coffee hobbyist since day one behind the bar.
I created Coffee Hex as a celebration of how reliably powerful and comforting coffee is in our daily lives. Here, that celebration means helping you learn more about coffee and try different ways to enjoy it.
Coffee, especially espresso, is equal parts art and science. To me, it’s alchemical; an otherworldly charm in life, especially during early mornings (gross), long workdays, and tough conversations.
What gets you through it all? Coffee.
I hope Coffee Hex helps you brew more spellbinding java and answers your questions on all things magical beans!
Lauren Winder Hoar
Founder of Coffee Hex
Cristian has been a barista in Bucharest for 5 years, working in the specialty coffee industry in both coffee shops and roasteries. He is particularly fascinated by espresso extraction, alternative methods, and latte art.
Cristian is passionate about coffee culture and helping people connect with the magic of coffee. He spends his spare time reviewing cafes around Bucharest, teaching classes, and connecting with his community around coffee via workshops.
Based in Colorado, Christopher Morris is an experienced writer with a background in the coffee industry as a barista of over 5 years.
Chris writes on a range of topics for roasteries, cafes, and educational websites. He considers himself a teacher at heart and his work is featured in numerous publications across the world.
Meet Marcelo, a coffee expert and film school graduate passionate about the art of coffee and storytelling. With years of experience in the coffee industry, Marcelo has dedicated his career to perfecting the art of coffee brewing while exploring his creative side through film.
Marcelo studied film at the National Film School of Venezuela, where he learned the ins and outs of filmmaking and developed his storytelling skills. He’s used his experience in film to bring a unique perspective to his coffee writing, combining his love of coffee with his passion for storytelling.
Marcelo’s articles are the ultimate resource for all things coffee, with insightful posts that take readers on a journey through the world of coffee, exploring everything from the history of coffee to the latest brewing techniques. Join him on his quest policy for the perfect cup, and discover the magic of coffee for yourself!
If you’re here, I’m guessing coffee has also put a spell on you! And ain’t it grand?
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