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Smashing The Ceiling - Naomi Mellor EPISODE 37, 21st April 2019
37. Freda Yuan - on how coffee changed her life
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37. Freda Yuan - on how coffee changed her life

Freda Yuan lives for coffee: the aroma, the taste, the experience and the benefits it brings in life. Her job title is 'Head of Coffee' at Origin Coffee Roasters, day-to-day she oversees procurement of coffee - including green coffee - from a variety of countries, and holds responsibility for product development and quality control. This involves tasting a LOT of coffee, and as a result, Freda is also an award-winning coffee taster. In 2017 she placed 3rd in the World Cup Taster Championship, and women the British title in 2018. Wondering how you win a coffee tasting competition? Listen in the hear more....

But coffee has done more for Freda than merely provide her with a very successful career and the opportunity to travel to some of the world's most beautiful places. It has also helped her recover and rehabilitate herself from a dark place of depression, anxiety and disordered eating. She tells this story as well today, and offers hope to others through her recovery.

Where to find Freda:

- Website: https://www.fredayuan.com  

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imfreda/  

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/freda-yuan-b2393a48/     

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imfreda/ 

For more information and support on eating disorders and depression, try these websites, or consider talking to your doctor:

Beat - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eating-disorders/ 

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk

Sane - http://www.sane.org.uk  

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