Please tell us a little about yourself:
Born in the city of Görlitz, I was already very interested in coffee in a very young age.
After I graduated high school I started working in an espresso bar and fell in love with the area.
After a short excursion, living the life of a student at university, it was clear that all I ever wanted to do revolved around gastronomy, so I decided to learn the trade of a chef, to learn as much as possible about taste and craft. This apprenticeship brought me to Berlin where once I finished my exams, I started working at the restaurant 3 minutes sur mer, under the head chef Christoph Hauser. The passionate team around the well known chef taught me about taste, texture, technique, and how to combine them. At the same time my longing to work as a barista again grew.
4 years ago I came to Röststätte Berlin and found my so called “jackpot”.I’m not only the head barista behind the bar, but I also roast coffee, sell equipment, work for Victoria Arduino at international conventions, give courses, and take part in barista championships. In 2016, I took 2nd place at the German Barista Championship, and in February 2018, I won the title. This year I placed 3rd in the Barista Championship and won CIGS.
Coffee isn’t a drink for me, it’s my life.
How did you get started in coffee?:
After school to pay for my driver’s licence.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2016 German Barista Championship 2nd Place
2018 German Barista Championship 1st Place
2019 German Barista Championship 3rd Place
2019 German CIGS Championship 1st Place
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
To host many coffee friends in my city.
What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:
There isn’t just one. If you fall in love with a person, you don’t just fall in love with one feature.
It’s many things; the people, the taste, the techniques, the emotions, laughing, crying, everything.
Besides your own competition drink, do you have a favorite cocktail?:
What coffee-producing country interests or excites you most?:
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I’m happy when I know where I see myself tomorrow…
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WCIGS?:
The whole Röststätte team, and Jordan Montgomery.