Bio: I started working with coffee in 2013 on a barista position within the Сoffee life coffee chain in the city of Dnipro. Then I went to the 3rd wave coffee shop named The Atelier, where I explored manual methods of...
Name: Adrian Berg
Company: Dromedar Kaffebar
Competing In: Norwegian Barista Cup 2020
Bio: I started off as a bar-back at Workshop Coffee Co in London back in 2012. At that point, I had a vague interest in coffee and wanted to learn more. I was trained as a barista for six months before...
Name: Giorgio Visitacion
Company: The Good Cup Coffee Co.
Competing In: Philippine Coffee Championship 2020
Bio: Right after my first experience in drinking speciality coffee, it automatically sparked my interest to learn more about this beverage. My journey started back in the farm level as I enrolled for a basic coffee farm introductory course two years...
Name: Simon Gautherin
Competing In: French Brewers 2020
Bio: I started working in coffee as a business consultant 4 years ago and I quickly realised how complex coffee could be and how difficult it was to obtain reliable information and have access to quality education. In dabbled in different...
Name: Niels te Vaanhold
Country: The Netherlands
Competing In: Dutch Brewers Cup 2020
Bio: I started in the restaurant business 8 years ago. But I wanted to focus more on one product. I found coffee really interesting and started doing SCA-trainings. After a few years, I wanted to do more with coffee and started...
Name: David Train
Company: Langdon Coffee Merchants
Competing In: Australian Brewers Championship
Bio: I’ve been lucky enough to work in coffee for over 12 years, in three different countries, with (at the time) vastly different coffee cultures. Australia, UK, and Germany. Working for some of the (in my biased opinion) worlds best coffee...
Name: Hannes Fendrich
Company: Coffee Circle
Competing In: German Brewers Championship
Bio: Hannes started his roasting career at Five Elephant in Germany in preparation for his role as Head Roaster at Coffee Circle in Berlin. He has previously qualified for the World Brewers Championship and is looking forward to get back in the...
Name: Erik Liao
Company: 19 Coffee Roasting Lab
Competing In: Taiwan Brewers Cup 2020
Bio: In 2017, the team first competed for the first year in brewers cup and ended up the third for national. After the competition, we were a little bit frustrated with the resource we had and decided to join a green...
Name: Lisa Zancanella
Company: SO Coffee Roasters
Competing In: Italian Brewers Cup 2020
Bio: I started as a barista and shop manager in my hometown in Italy, Verona, for two years, where I completed the three Sensory Analysis and Espresso Tasting modules with IIAC and approached SCA with Barista and Brewing foundation courses. In...
Name: Michael Manhart
Competing In: Austrian Brewer Cup 2020
Bio: Since the first cup of filter coffee in Kaffee Alchemie in Salzburg in - I think - 2014 I am trying to improve my own brewing skills for getting the best possible out of coffee. Competition Background: 2015 - 2017...
Name: Pınar Aktepe
Competing In: Turkish Barista 2020
Bio: Since 2013 I'm working as a barista. After 6 months I wanted to learn more so I started researching about coffee and this makes me happy. And I started to compete, I really like to compete, it’s been giving me more experience...
Name: Joseph Fisher
Competing In: Danish Roasting Championship 2019
Bio: I began working with coffee a year or two after moving to Copenhagen, joining Democratic Coffee Bar as a Barista in late 2015. Prior to this, I had worked for a British chocolate producer for several years, leading me to...