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The Sydney barista taking Australian coffee culture to tea loving India


A Sydney-born barista is on a mission to bring Australian coffee culture to tea-loving India after discovering he cannot get a good cuppa in the country he now calls home.

Shannon D’souza’s family runs a coffee and tea plantation in India’s south-west, employing around 400 people — but the local caffeine hit left a bitter taste in Mr D’souza’s mouth.

“When I got to India, coffee was something called South Indian filter which is very bitter with a lot of milk and sugar added to drink it,” he said.

Influenced by his time working cafes in upmarket parts of Sydney including Mosman and the Rocks, Mr D’Souza is now running a cafe in Mumbai.

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