In the early 2000’s Romeo began his coffee career in Cape Town as a basic barista and because of his love for the industry moved to the coffee company Bean There to become their in-house coffee trainer and assistant coffee roaster. In early 2016 Romeo moved to Tribe Coffee to become Barista Trainer.  For three years he studied under the lead roasters until he was finally approved as Junior Coffee Roaster and Senior Barista Trainer.  In 2018, Romeo won the South African Aeropress Championship and travelled to Australia to compete against the world’s best. He has trained baristas from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, the USA, South Africa and Mauritius.