Meet LJ

Lovejoy, or LJ as he is more affectionately known, is Origin’s coffee equivalent of The Stig.

Residing from Zim, LJ joined the Origin team in 2009 after completing his training at Origin’s Barista School. He has a diploma in Hotel and Catering Management and has a fervent passion for farming. On getting involved in coffee, LJ says,

When I joined Origin I didn’t realise that I would come to love coffee so much and that it would become such a big part of my life. I still have a lot to learn and a lot to give.

LJ’s dream is to have his own coffee establishment one day back in Zim. He says there is untapped potential for a coffee revolution there and he wants to be a part of it.

On asking LJ what he enjoys most about coffee he says,

Consider the size of a coffee bean. It is amazing how something so small can have such a large effect. It brings people of different walks of life together. It allows for cultural exchange and for sharing ideas. That is what I enjoy most about coffee.

Visit Origin to see this exceptionally skilled barista in action.


Written by Cindy Taylor

Cindy is the editor in chief and photographer for I Love Coffee.


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3 Responses to “Meet LJ”

  1. cuth July 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Not only is he exceptionally skilled, he is a beautiful person. You are still one of my favourite people, bud :)

  2. Zane July 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Mr Lovejoy!!!!!

    SUCH a legend! Miss you man, I’ll come visit soon.

    Well-worth popping in to have an awesome cuppa poured by this pro.

  3. Simba Chimpaka July 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Will pop in next time I am in SA for a cuppa LJ. Good job mate.

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