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India’s daughter-in-law

There are many things the Indian community of Goa has taught Sarah Todd: the Hindi language, local recipes, and the true meaning of kindness. But the one skill Sarah insists on sharing is her coffee-making prowess.

“The first thing I do when I get to our restaurant [Antares] is make everyone coffee,” Sarah says. “I’ve taught all the staff how to achieve the correct grind, dosage, good crema, milk texture, and latte art. I’ve even taught my mum.”

Sarah worked as a barista when she was 17 years old, straight out of school. She received five job offers, one being fine dining restaurant Pacinos. Within 12 months, Sarah became the restaurant supervisor and had completed Pacinos’ official coffee training. Instantly, she was fascinated.

“I just love the process of coffee making. I like a strong coffee, so I enjoy a piccolo or an espresso. I just like it to be balanced,” Sarah says. “I have really high coffee standards. From one end of the restaurant,

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