SASA SESTIC - THE COFFEE MAN
"To Jonette and the team, thank you so much for bringing to life ‘The Coffee Man’ book.
I remember just after I won the World Barista Championships back in 2015, I spoke to Jonette and I said that I would like to write a book about coffee. She said that she will help me publish it and guide me to make this happen.
Back then, I had no idea what this amazing woman would go through to help me to achieve this dream. Jonette actually played a major part in helping Roland, Jeff and me with the sponsorship for The Coffee Man movie. We had no idea how to approach sponsorship and what to do, but Jonette always managed to find time to guide us in the right direction.
This took so much of her time and money, as she flew across Australia to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne for meetings just to help us to raise enough funds to make this movie. On top of that, she always found time to call me or send me a quick e-mail just to make sure I am up to date with writing.
I was always late with writing and if this was anyone else they would probably give up on me. No matter how late I was with the book and how bad my writing was, she was always encouraging and tried to do anything she could to make sure I was on the right track.
Jonette, you are a truly amazing person and it is a privilege for all of us in the coffee industry to have your support. I am so privileged to know you personally and to have such an amazing friend. On behalf of the ONA Coffee, the Project Origin teams and my family, I cannot thank you enough for your amazing work.