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RYAN GODINHO // STOMPING GROUND

March 31, 2016
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Beachroad Magazine meet Ryan Godinho and get a delicious caffeine overload with Owner and founder of hip Jumeirah 1 Speciality Coffee Cafe "Stomping Grounds"

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NAME? // Ryan Godinho

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Bar assistant

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Owner / Roaster / Operator – Specialty Batch Coffee Roastery and Stomping Grounds Café & Micro-roastery

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Helping people learn and witnessing their development

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Being stuck in a refrigerator

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Using my dogs as pillows

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My parents – in more ways than one.  Simplicity has always been key with them. My father built a life for us from scratch; coupled with over 30 years of marriage and still going strong..

WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Spicy chicken wrap combo for a gunner took took driver

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Find something your love, your passion, and give it 100%

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // I may be known to have OCD tendencies. But that’s somewhat restricted to the home.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Dishonesty

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // The extravagant, sarcastic villain with an array of gadgets, that would be the envy of James Bond.

FAVOURITE MUSIC // Anything with some great guitar tracks. Though, I’m partially inclined to more acoustic stuff with meaningful lyrics.

LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Record? Probably Jimi Henrix Electric Ladyland

FAVOURITE ARTISTS? // John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, John Mayer, Angus and Julia Stone, Pete Murray

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Motorcycle accident - a car clipped my arm while riding on a major highway in Melbourne during some bad weather

FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Anywhere with good beaches and interesting food.

LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // The dentist

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Music is my sanctuary. Listening or performing.

WHY DUBAI? // Why not? Plenty of opportunities. Cultural medley. And convenient, to a certain extent.

ARE YOU SPORTY? // I’m been known to kick and ride something spectacular back in my day. Now if/when time permits and I’m solo, I try to catch some waves or at least whip out the old hacky sac. If we’re able to rally up more peeps off at the same time, then 5-a-side football it is.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach – theoretically, you get a bit of both. Plus, nothing beats the sound of water.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban

CATS OR DOGS? // Proudly supporting both.

COFFEE OR TEA? //  (I think we know this one)   : ) Coffee in most instances (for obvious reasons). However, Tea, if I’m in a hotel.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Penguins

WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Deceased animals. Can’t help but get teary-eyed when you come across a dead cat on the roads over here.

YOUR MESSAGE? // Go hard or go home.

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