MEET DIANA OLSEN: THE FOUNDER OF BALZAC’S COFFEE ROASTERS

September 30, 2019

In this great interview with Women of Influence, our president and founder, Diana Olsen, speaks about how she got started in the coffee industry, her best advice from a mentor, and the future of Balzac’s!

My first job ever was… when I was 15 working in the kitchen at IL Giardino, an Italian restaurant in Vancouver. The chef taught me how to dry a full day’s worth of bibb lettuce by becoming a Human Salad Spinner…the washed lettuce would go into a huge table cloth and I would stand in the back alley spinning it with both arms while the water flew out…It worked!  One of my tasks there was making espresso and cappuccino, which I took a particular interest in and thus began my love for coffee. Click here to continue reading >