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