Plymouth College of Art
Digital Media Production
Benjamin Hobby-Osman is an award winning specialty barista who strives to combine digital and social media with his love and appreciation for coffee. With a strong knowledge of British, American and Italian coffee culture, Benjamin strives to create more of an online presence for this evolving industry. Alongside this, Benjamin also tries to eradicate the elitist stigma surrounding the coffee industry.
Full time barista for Starbucks Coffee Company since 2016, District Coffee Master supporting Starbucks stores with their sales growth across the South West, competed in the 2019 Starbucks Barista Championships and placed within the top 10 Starbucks employees in the U.K, member of the Specialty Coffee Association since 2018, worked directly with Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa to create a week long instagram take over to inspire employees all over the region. Currently a Training Store Manager with the intention to open own coffee business within the next 5 years. In terms of media, I have worked alongside the Royal Television Society to help edit on of their student award shows, with the content being hosted online and have also had a hand in the creation and running of many online portfolios and websites.