Meet The Owners
Kelly and Andreea Moyes
Owners and Operators
Andreea first fell in love with coffee as a little girl thanks her to grandma. She fondly remembers drinking milk with a spoonful of coffee that was brewed in her grandmother's Turkish Ibrik. Every afternoon, after carefully mixing two teaspoons of finely ground coffee into the tiny red Ibrik her grandma would brew the coffee on a stove top. Once the coffee was ready she would pour the coffee into her dainty coffee cups for Andreea and herself. From that point forward, coffee vividly reminds Andreea that smell of afternoons in my grandma’s kitchen.
Andreea has completed the SCAA bean to cup and barista basic and intermediary training. She is a huge advocate for what SCAA is bringing to the industry. By implementing the standardized approach to tasting, roasting and brewing coffee professionals are able to calibrate and benchmark coffee beans and brewing methods. She is believes that these standards create the possibility for quality coffee and ensure that Surf Cafea displays the Golden Cup every time.
Kelly's first memory of coffee comes from his childhood. Every morning his parents would brew their dark roasted "coffee in a can." Despite the fond memory of smelling the brewed coffee, Kelly could not stand the bitter and ashy taste. Later on, Kelly began trying various franchise coffee companies, and had similar sentiments-- the taste was unappealing. It wasn't until 2012 where Kelly's perspective on coffee was forever changed. While living in London, he and Andreea stumbled into a specialty coffee shop called Monmouth Coffee. Kelly and Andreea quickly noticed a significant difference. After trying their first drink they began to inquire why this coffee tasted so pleasant. After a few more visits, they saw the process of small-batch coffee roasting, high quality pour over techniques, hand crafted espresso beverages and more. From that point forward, Kelly wanted to devote his efforts to mastering all things "specialty coffee."
After returning to the US, he began his training under Boot Coffee. His training included direct mentorship from Marcus Young and Willem Boot, SCA Roasting Courses, and Basic Barista Skills. However, Kelly did not stop there. In order to ultimately pursue the perfect cup, he went on to officially attain the Q Grader and SCAA Advanced Roaster credential. Kelly carries an incredibly robust and dynamic perspective on all things coffee and is proud to offer to Surf Cafea only the very best.