About Mark Plummer

Hey, I’m Mark!

G’day from Australia! I’m Mark, the Chief Editor of Portafilter. I’m super passionate about everything coffee-related and love to spend endless hours mastering pulling the perfect shot on my Breville Barista Express.

My love for coffee developed while spending several winters in Spain, Italy, and Portugal. I spent time hanging out in coffee shops with friends during my time there and enjoyed drinking um cortado, um pingado, and Cafe con Leche.

I observed that the Europeans like to stand at the cafe counter and drink their coffee, and only later realized the reason for this was so they could drink the coffee immediately after being pulled to savor the full coffee crema before it dissipated.

Mark Plummer, Chief Editor Portafilter
Enjoying a caffe latte in San Marco square, Venice with my wife 🙂

When I returned to Scotland (where I grew up) I inherited a small espresso machine and bought myself a little cheap coffee grinder so I could try to recreate the magical coffees I had drank during my time in Southern Europe.

At that time the coffee scene in Scotland was somewhat lacking although it’s fair to say that it is no longer the case.

Some years later I moved to Australia and discovered what is now my favorite coffee drink – the flat white.

I love to enjoy coffee when I am out and about but increasingly have found pleasure in making my own brew at home. Dare I say I make a pretty decent coffee nowadays although my latte art is still hopelessly lacking!

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About Mark Plummer

I'm Mark, the Chief Editor of Portafilter. I'm passionate about everything coffee-related and love brewing the perfect shot on my Breville Barista Express.

Email: mark@portafilter.net

Address: 1410 Franklin St., San Fransisco, California, 94109, United States

Gender: Male

Job Title: Engineer