The head of production and the main roaster of our social enterprise is Sabri Elogeli, who has been running his own Kafe Mělník café for the third year.
The 29 year old barista and coffee aficionado started researching people’s interest in high-quality coffee even six years ago in the small town of Mělník where he was selling filtered coffee at local farmers’ markets.
From IT to Coffee
Little Sabri has enjoyed computers since childhood. He graduated in information technologies and worked in web design as well as network management. At the same time, he was also interested in coffee and learning more about it. Whenever he tasted good coffee, he tried to figure out why it tasted that way and what made it different.
He was inviting friends at home, which helped him learn about specialty coffee that only accounts for 2% of the worldwide production.
He was educating himself in the field and his community made him think about his own business. He spent some time looking for a location that, however, had to be rebuilt. Kafe Mělník has been running since September 2017.
Through his café and wine, he met food specialist Tomáš Trejbal, currently the NATURPARK 12 social enterprise manager. They cooperated on some charity projects within Mělník,
but both of them longed for more.
Therefore, Sabri Elogeli joined Revenium shortly before Christmas 2018, where he started combining his passion for coffee with the knowledge of technology, chemistry, details of coffee grains, their structure and the roasting process.
And so this is the story of the new brand, specialty and single-origin coffee: NATURPARK 12