It feels a little lonely in here.

Let's change that.


Coffee Fanatic #9 - Michael Turner

Meet Michael! Our March Coffee Fanatic who loves nothing more than good coffee with close friends. Michael is a regular to our Eagle Farm store and never misses a Merlo Bean of the Month! Our staff love their regular visits from Michael, who always brings a happy energy into the café.

Michael Turner

What do you do for a living?
I am a manager with an industrial spare parts company.

Which is your favourite Merlo store?
Eagle farm - Tijuana and the staff there always make a great coffee with excellent friendly service.

What is your typical coffee order? 
For breakfast or when I'm on the go I have a large Flat White, but if I have time to sit down and savour it I go for a Long Macchiato or two!

How many coffees do you drink a day?
Sunday to Wednesday about 3, Thursday will normally be about 4 and by the time we hit Friday it'll be 5!

What is your favourite Merlo bean/blend?
I've been a fan of Private Blend for years - but always try the Bean of the Month at least, and I've just finished a couple bags of Firefighters Blend.

What made you start drinking coffee initially? 
I loved the smell as I went past cafe's so I gave it a try.

Who is your favourite person to have a coffee with?
My friends Ant and Lisa.

What is your fondest coffee related memory?
I was sitting in a cafe talking with another of the regulars who was a little upset, a couple of the other patrons and I started talking afterwards over a coffee and we hit it off. It's now 13 years later and they're my closest friends.

What is your favourite thing about Merlo? 
Well beside having damn good coffee... The company is local, have a consistent high quality product and great staff.

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