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April Athlete: Erik Liao

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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 bean project called “Tri-Up.” Nowadays, we manage to source some amazing coffee around the world. In 2018, I competed in the Brewers cup myself. Two years in a roll, I manage to consistently get second place in the tbrewers cup in Taiwan ;) Nowadays, the team focuses a lot in finding the connections in the industry chain and hopefully to pay effort to improve every single part. 2017/2018 Taiwan brewers cup 2017/18 Taiwan Aeropress Championship

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April Athlete: Lisa Zancanella

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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 August 2018 I moved to Portugal where I have developed into roles with more responsibility and challenge, I am now responsible for the public cuppings and events, the selection of coffee and maintaining/ increasing the quality of the coffee while managing the operations of the coffee shops.

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April Athlete: Michael Manhart

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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 Austrian Aeropress 2016 Austrian Brewers Cup 2nd2017 Austrian Brewers Cup 1st 2017 World Brewers Cup 4th 2018 Austrian Brewers Cup 3rd 2018 Austrian Coffee in Good Spirits 2nd 2019 Austrian Brewers Cup 1st 2019 World Brewers Cup 22nd

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April Athlete: Pinar Aktepe

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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 and happiness every time :)

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April Athlete: Joseph Fisher

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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 become more curious about agriculture and agronomy as well as encouraging me to improve my sensory skills. I joined the April team in 2017 and have participated in the last two National Championships, and I wish to continue competing on a yearly basis in at least one category. Coffee competitions help to provide a structure when learning new competencies, whilst at the same time helping to strengthen my existing techniques and understanding of coffee.

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April Athlete: Rasmus Madsen

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Roaster and barista at Kaffevaerk Copenhagen from 2017-2019. Now production employee at April Coffee Roasters.

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