Michaela Kyriacou

Director , Bean + Brew
Michaela has been running Bean + Brew coffee bar for over two years. She comes from a corporate background but after feeling disillusioned by the industry she was serving and with a long-held ambition to go into business, she felt it was time to see where her abilities and potential could take her. Hospitality (and speciality coffee specifically) offered the human connection and many other elements that Michaela felt was lacking in her previous roles. Within 18 months and with no prior experience in the industry, Michaela worked as a barista for two speciality coffee shops across a number of their sites, before opening her own in Wood Green, North London. With an obsession for detail and a core focus of delivering a great product with friendly, approachable service, Bean + Brew continues to fuel its local community while growing a loyal customer base. Michaela looks forward to developing the business further with a view to opening more sites in future. Michaela is also a proud committee member of The Kore Directive as ‘Secretary – The Keeper of the Keys’.