Matt Perger

My main driving force is the pursuit of deliciousness. If a change in technique or way of thinking results in a cup of coffee that tastes better, I’m incredibly satisfied. Recently, I’ve been traveling around the world, meeting thousands of wonderful specialty coffee people. It’s great to know our craft is in good hands all throughout Asia.

Shin

How long have you been working for the ST ALi Family?
I have been part of the ST ALi family for almost 3 years now, I started at Sensory Lab and have just recently made the move to the ST ALi, its super exciting.

What is your role with ST ALi?
Samurai Barista is my official tittle.

What excites you about working at ST ALi?
I am so excited to learn everything about coffee! The knowledge I have already learnt from the roastery team and in the shop from leon has been an amazing experience for my coffee life. I’m so excited to learn more.

What are your hobbies away from ST ALi?
I love surfing,snowboarding and traveling.

Favourite way to spend a day off?
I love to spend time with my amazing wife Momo, after such a huge week in the cafe there is nothing better than watching movies at home.

Leon Holdsworth

How long have you been working for the ST ALi Family?
I have been slinging chinos with ST Ali for four years now.

What is your role with ST ALi?
Im the Head Barista.

What excites you about working at ST Ali?
The Creative freedom I’m given with the drinks menu, plus the volume of quality products being  served. It still blows mw away how busy ST ALi can get, I don’t think there is any other cafe that can maintain quality at such an incredible pace.

What are your hobbies away from ST ALi?
I don’t mind a spot of fishing and really love my motorsports, the faster the better.

Favourite way to spend a day off?
Spending the day off with my wife & kids, somewhere out of Melbourne. You have to balance out the hustle and bustle of hospitality life.