Taniel and OA – human and coffee. It seems easy, but not everyone of us decides that his way in life is to create their own roastery and place their energy and commitment into making coffee. Most of us probably think that our commitment is more to drinking coffee.
Taniel is the creator of OA coffee and an ardent enthusiast. He can talk about coffee in general and at the same time dive into such deep details and philosophy that coffee becomes something magical; a world you may not have noticed next to you before. Taniel catches different nuances and flavours of this world in to the OA coffee in his roastery, but how did he end up with coffee?
T: It happened thanks to his father who was already dealing with coffee. We created a family business together; I was taught to roast and I started to run the company. At first I didn’t know what I was doing at all, and for the most part of the first year I did everything by myself – roasted coffee, did the books, delivered goods etc. Over time I gained experience, found people to help me, delegated some of the responsibilities so that I had time to develop the company. This company still stands – I wanted to take another road though. So in addition to OA coffee, you can find other coffees in the stores in which developing I have had my finger in.
What keeps you in coffee business?
T: Having been in the coffee world for 10 years now, I am still learning something new and not just about coffee. In the world of coffee, OA is the fourth brand I have created, and after many trials and mistakes, I feel that now I am finally on the right track. I believe that good coffee unites people (both with themselves and others) and can offer simple, but at the same time memorable and special moments in life. I see that I can contribute to the restoration of fading humanity and sociality. To unite people through coffee.
What is coffee for you?
T: On the one hand, a supportive friend and companion I know well. On the other hand, an undiscovered tundra where one can lose himself. I have had good times with coffee and there have been times when I didn’t want to hear anything about it. Fortunately, we have always come to terms and become more understanding and respectful towards each other. It is a symbiosis and a process in which we have realized that we both need to take care of and support each other in order to grow together.
How do you take your coffee?
T: As plain and black as possible. Espresso is my favourite, but I never turn down a good classic cappuccino (lately with oat milk). From time to time, when I don’t want to get fast energy, I add superfood to my coffee so that caffeine is absorbed more evenly. But in general – as simple and pure as possible!