Meet the owner of Shift Espresso Bar; Luigi Vigliotti. A coffee shop entrepreneur with plenty of insight into making it happen. This Italian hunk is super passionate about coffee and about what coffee represents –the art of perfecting something that cannot be perfected. Both his parents are entrepreneurs so he was influenced by that environment and has always wanted to start his own businesses. He used to be involved in the performance industry whilst juggling his own businesses. But soon found his passion lied in the art of coffee and since 2014, Shift Espresso Bar has been a huge hit!
What would you say is your best attribute, and why?
I guess I could say that my best attribute is my ability to be cognizant in most situations. It gives me the ability to see the reality of scenarios, which ensures I approach each situation with the correct mental output. Seeing life through the eyes of someone else has been excellent for my life in general.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by so many great men, but I would say the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Deepak Chopra and Robin Sharma mostly for the views on life, business and in many occasions existence.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
I would consider any occasion which allowed me the chance to gain a deeper understanding of an individual, a perfect date.
What’s your favourite drink?
Gin and tonic, Whisky on ice or a Mojito if it was a very hot day.
What fills the spot at the top of your dream destination list?
It would be the Pilgrimage to the holy mountain: Shukubo lodging in Eco-in or Muryoko-in. I love learning new things about unique cultures and lifestyles and I am dreaming of going to Japan’s more rural areas to experience just that.
Do you have any regrets when it comes to past relationships?
Not single one, every past relationship has lead to a fantastic understanding of my actions and the actions of others. They have only lead to helping me round myself more as an individual.
Who is your style icon?
Lenny Kravitz in his “Fly Away” music days and David Beckham.
Who is your WCW?
Hahaha, it’s cheesy but my woman, Amber Bierman is my woman crush every day, all day.