Please tell us a little about yourself:
I am an AST, 3-time National Barista Champion, and spend half my time travelling. I recently opened my new training center in Istanbul to help others and industry by elevating coffee knowledge.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
Explore the Boston coffee scene and represent Turkey at WBC one more time.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2015 Turkish Barista Championship – 2nd Place
2016 Turkish Barista Championship – 1st Place
2016 WBC – 37th Place, Round One
2017 Turkish Barista Championship – 1st Place
2017 Turkish Brewer’s Cup – 2nd Place
2017 WBC – 24th Place, Round One
2018 Turkish Barista Championship – 2nd Place
2019 Turkish Barista Championship – 1st Place
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
It will be better in the future with more farm oriented knowledge, raising the amount of money farmers make. As a result it will raise the bar in the coffee industry. Automation and grinding technology will become more and more important.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Music, fitness, water sports
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
AoSmith Turkey, Urnex, my friends and family, Vulcan Coffee Qatar, Hemro Asia Pacific