Vangelis Smyrnios joined the Kypseli team in early 2022 and is our expert coffee consultant, trainer & brilliant barista.
Born in Athens, Vangelis’s early career was spent as a journalist and UK correspondent for the Greek National press. After meeting his Greek wife whilst he was covering the London 2012 Olympics, he moved to the UK and into hospitality.
Vangelis trained and then worked as a qualified SCA barista and is a consummate front of house professional, holding several high level managerial roles within hospitality.
When the pandemic struck Vangelis decided to focus on his real passion – coffee! Vangelis is now a highly regarded coffee consultant and trainer for independent retailers throughout the UK. We are really lucky to have him working with and training the Kypseli team.
As a qualified coffee connoisseur, Vangelis’s preferred brand is Dimello, which is what we serve at Kypseli. Founded in 2002 in the suburbs of Athens, this family run and quintessentially Greek brand’s mission is to select, roast & craft the finest cultured & well-balanced espresso and filter coffees. These core values chime with Vangelis’s own passion for coffee and anyone that tastes one of his crafted cups of loveliness becomes an instant convert to Dimello.