Meet The Team

Hey there!

Below are just some of the people who work tirelessly to make Fluent In Coffee the best coffee website in the world.

Feel free to say hi to any of us!

mike murphy

Mike Murphy – Founder

Mike used to drink instant coffee, but when he started training to become a barista, his eyes opened to a new world. 

He never went back to drinking the instant stuff again, and he’s made it his mission in life to share what he’s learned about coffee with others.

Today, he continues to expand his horizons and deepen his knowledge, while sharing his journey with a global audience of coffee lovers through Fluent In Coffee.


Mirta Crkvenjakov – Editor-In-Chief

After years of working as a professional barista, Mirta is now putting her skills to good here at Fluent In Coffee. If she’s not drinking coffee, she’s writing about it or experimenting with different brews.


Viktorija Jovanovic – Writer

Viktorija is a passionate coffee lover and trained barista on a lifelong quest to find the perfect cappuccino.

She also loves photography, road trips, and spending time in nature with her dog, Bane.

To fund these passions, she put her barista training to use and write about all things coffee, which became a new passion.

At Fluent In Coffee, she gets to combine it all into one coffee-fuelled lifestyle on the road, writing about it along the way and sharing her journey with the world. 

craig carey

Craig Carey – Writer

Craig spent a year as a barista in Denver’s specialty coffee world.

He spends his days rock climbing, cycling, drinking espresso, and hanging around the Rocky Mountains.

He still lives in Colorado.


Jessica Fleming-Montoya – Writer

Jessica is a seasoned caffeine addict who spent 3 years behind the bar.

Her early coffee days took her from the commercial Starbucks scene in urban DC all the way to helping launch a craft coffee shop in California.

Today she prefers sharing her years of coffee capers through media, although you’ll find she does it with a trusty cup of coffee by her side.

Viktoria Marks – Writer

Viktoria is a writer and a journalist who can’t imagine sitting by her computer without a large cup of Java in her hand.

She loves sampling coffee from all over the world as much as writing about it.

Tijana Veljovic – Writer

Tijana spent a few years working as a barista.

Now she’s enjoying writing about everything she learned about coffee and sharing it with you. Her weapon of choice for making it through the day is a hot latte.

Besides writing and coffee, she loves traveling, camping, cooking, and good music.

Renz Lyndon Paguio – Writer

Renz is an experienced writer in the field of coffee.

His love for java originated from sidewalk vendors offering cheap 3-in-1 instant coffees poured in styrofoam cups. Now, if he’s not in a studio or in an event venue, you’ll find RL crafting his own cold brew or sharing his experiences with fellow coffee lovers.

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