Ahmed Al Balushi was an NHI student in 2002 where he completed an NVQ Level 2 in Food & Beverage Services.

He commence with 2nd Cup in August 2004 as part of the opening team at the CCC branch, which he quickly learnt the technical skills needed, due to his hard work he was promoted in August 2006 to Shift in Charge and transferred to the Shatti Al Qurum branch. Ahmed went to Canada in 2006 for the 2nd Cup yearly convention, which was a “breathtaking experience”. January 2009 saw Ahmed take up a new challenge as HR Manager, though his love was operations and a year later in January 2010 saw Ahmed take up the role as Café Manager for the two branches in Qurum.

In 2008 he was exceptionally proud, that he trained the NHI Food & Beverage Instructors in Barristas skills as part of their CPD (continuous professional development) and he sees his future with 2nd Cup as Operations Manager. “2nd Cup built my personality, Iam known as Ahmed 2nd Cup

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