Elika Rowell

Photo: Square One Coffee

Before she co-founded Square One Coffee Roasters, Elika Rowell led teams at Melbourne cafes Three Bags Full, Brother Baba Budan and Top Paddock, became a certified Q-Grader and judged national barista competitions before co-founding her own event Platform Australia.

In 2016, Rowell’s profound coffee expertise, sharp leadership skills and ambition to educate consumers and industry were recognised with a Melbourne Food & Wine Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship. This allowed her to travel to three international destinations of her choice to further her career in coffee.