25 years old. Unmarried. I’ve been working as barista for 5 years already. I graduated from Minsk State Linguistic University.
I have been a barista for 8 years. Before that, I worked as a bartender. I was introduced to the world of coffee by master barista Emilio Rodrigues, owner of Casa do Barista. He taught me much of what I know about coffee. When Emilion needed to travel to France, he entrusted the Casa do Barista classes to me and I became a teacher at Casa do Barista. For 8 years I have been teaching courses at Casa do Barista. I give a barista course and a latte art one. I am a partner of a specialty coffee distributor called Grã Barista, which has several coffee brands and also works with sales and rental of coffee machines. I am also a barista partner at Curto Café, which is today one of the best coffee shops in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian Barista Championship, 2009 – 15th Place
Brazilian Latte Art Championship, 2014 – 4th Place
Brazilian Cup Tasters Championship, 2017 – 5th Place
Brazilian Latte Art Championship, 2017 – 3rd Place
Brazilian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, 2017 – 1st Place
I would like to thank the BSCA team for all of their support, the Curto Café team, and the great mixologist Walter Garin who has been training me.
I’m working as a barista for Czech speciality coffee roastery Doubleshot.
WBC 2016 – 39th Place
I would like to thank to our team at Doubleshot and my girlfriend Renča.
I’m 22, in the coffee industry since 2013. I’m currently barista and trainer at Lomi in Paris. Second time in the world championship and super excited about this! Looking forward to having good time in Hungary!
French CIGS Championship 2016 – 1st Place
World CIGS Championship 2016 – 8th Place, Preliminary Round
French CIGS Championship 2017 – 1st Place
Proud barista at The Underdog®.
My love and passion for coffee along with the continuous quest for knowledge which was never nothing less than specialty, has lead me to achievements that I am very proud of:
* Hellenic Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2017
The team of people behind this success:
– Elisabeth Lividioti, the co-owner of The Underdog
– Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, the 2016 WCIGS Champion
– George Koustoumpardis, the 2015 WCIGS Champion
– Tasos Delichristos, the 2008 WCIGS Champion
and off course all the stuff at The Underdog that we work together and they helped me during my preparation for the competition.
After high school I became a waiter and a barmixer. I was working as a bartender in bars and in other fields of hospitality. I am working with coffee for 10 years and with competing and with speciality coffee for 4 years. For 2 years I have my own speciality coffee shop in Pécs where among other drinks we focus at our own seasonal coffee in good spirit recipes.
2014- WCIGS, Melbourne – 16th Place
2017- N CIGS, Budapest- 1st Place
Professional Coffee Specialist
I started my career at a very young age and specialised by attending several training courses. Today, I am member of SCA as
AST Trainer. I also obtained the SCA Coffee Diploma System certification.
For Moak People Training, I deal with courses of coffee, profession
barista, latte art, SCA courses.
2015 CIGS ITALY 3°PLACE
I have a career as a varistor for 8 years. I currently work as a barista/bartender at the UNLIMITED COFFEE BAR, and I am involved in coffee and alcohol at store every day.
2016 Japan Coffee in Good Spirits Championship 2016, 3rd place
2017 Japan Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, 1st place
Owner, master, teammates, barista training lab member, people related to the competition, customer, and family… I have always received a lot of power from them!
Founder and CEO of Dromedar Kaffebar. Working hands on with speciality coffee since 1997. Former Norwegian barista champion.
Coaching and training barista, alongside running 10 shops and a bakery.
2000-2005 second, third or finale rounds Norwegian Barista Championship.
2011 4. place Norwegian Barista Championship
2011. 3. place Norwegian CIGS
2012 4. place Norwegian Barista
2012 3. place Norwegian CIGS
2014 2. place Norwegian cupping Championship
2017 Norwegian Champion CIGS
Have to say that El Salvador is my favourite so far, though:)
Myself are jugding at the same level.
My three wonderfull boys, and my beautiful girlfriend.
And also to follow up Sarah from Dromedar Kaffebar, competing in the World Latte Art Championship
El Koktel / Kofi Brand
Coffee Owl Roasters
2016 6th place Russian CIGS 2015
Bettr Barista Coffee Academy
I have spent the better part of the last 10 over years in the Food & Beverage industry in various capacities from chef, to bartender and now barista and educator. I love coffee but I also do love a good cocktail. I’m excited to be at the World Championships to showcase my cocktails and my love of coffee and to meet the coffee community that will be there. I work for a company called Bettr Barista Coffee Academy based in Singapore. We are also a for profit social enterprise that helps marginalised women and youth at risk become baristas. We change lives through coffee! My journey in Specialty coffee has been incredible, its only been about 3-4years now and I am still constantly learning and I urge more women to take part in competitions and to continue to push forward within this industry because its really such a great time to be in Specialty Coffee now.
2017 – Singapore National Brewers Cup: Competitor
2017 – Singapore National Coffee in Good Spirits: 1st Place
American Bar at The Savoy Hotel
Senior bartender at the most iconic bar in the world, The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel London. Started work in hospitality during studies back home in Slovakia, where passion and love for coffee and cocktails became stronger. After five years moved to London to be part of one of the best bar team. My whole career has been dedicated to pushing boundaries through competitions. I have attended world finals at HCGP, Beefeater MIX LDN, Absolut Invite, have been a finalist at various World Coffee In Good Spirits and have placed second twice in the worlds – Melbourne 2014 and Shanghai 2016. Also the founder of craft micro brewery, Ginger Mania focused on botanical Ginger Beer. Father of beautiful eight year old daughter, Karin, and simply a life lover of everything that is around 🙂
WCIGS 2014 Melbourne – 2nd Place
WCIGS 2016 Shanghai – 2nd Place
I have been a barista since 2012. Currently working at Vault Coffee. I love coffee and drinks.
Moon 93 “Café & Cocktail Bar”
I started with the world of coffee while I was studying Restaurant and Bar Services. There I met the wonderful world of coffee and that led me to train in this discipline, accessing numerous courses, talks, lectures and master class. It was not long before I began my career in the Barista championships. Shortly afterwards thanks to a teacher, I discovered the world of cocktails and from that moment I decided to dedicate myself completely to coffee and cocktails. I started working in different coffee shops and cocktail bars, until in 2012 I decided to open my own project dedicated to specialty coffee and cocktails. Today in addition to deciding my business, I continue to learn and train every day to continue inquiries in this wonderful world of hospitality.
Spanish SCA Barista Championship 2016: Finalist
Spanish “Fórum del Café” Barista” Championship 2016: Finalist
Spanish “Fórum del Café Barista” Championship 2014: Finalist
Spanish “Fórum del Café Barista” Championship 2013: Finalist
Regional “Fórum del Café Barista” Championship 2016: First Place
Regional “Fórum del Café Barista” Championship 2014: First Place
Regional “Fórum del Café Barista” Championship 2013: First Place
Regional SCA Barista Championship 2010: SemiFinalist
31 years old. Raised in South West of France, now living in Geneva. Proud co-founder of Birdie Coffee. Studied business administration at ESCP Europe in Paris. Former consulting manager for French chef Alain Ducasse.
Sin Jay Kao
Just Go Coffee
Origin Coffee Roasters
I am a Barista from London, England, working at Origin Coffee Roasters. Living in London means I am fortunate enough to have some of the worlds best bars and coffee shops close by. For Coffee in Good Spirits this year I am keen to share my personal flavour experiences and the stories behind them. I hope you all enjoy & if you want to get in touch, my social media handles are below!
UKCIGS 2015 – Heats
UK Cup Tasters 2015, 2016, 2017 – Semi-Finalist
ONE LOVE Coffee
My name is Ivan Yaremchuk, a regular millennial with a good taste for coffee. I’ve been residing in Kiev for a couple of year now, but originally, I come from a small town of Berdychiv. Even though I’ve studied political science and it’s my primary education, I discovered my true passion was coffee, and started working as a barista around 2015. I don’t consider this a regular job, but rather a calling – there are no limits for self-development and improvement in it.