Project Description

Orestis Sfiris
Greece
Coffee Republic S.A. – Cafeistas

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I started my career in the coffee industry as a barista in 2011. After working in various specialty coffee shops, I now find myself in one of the biggest Greek coffee companies, Coffee Republic S.A. , working as a roaster and production assistant for our specialty project, Cafeistas.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started working as a barista at my sister’s specialty coffee shop in 2011.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

Greek Cup Tasting Championship 2019 – 1st Place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

Visit the city, visit a lot of coffee shops, and get to know all about the specialty culture of Berlin.

What is your favourite coffee to cup?:

My favorite coffees to cup are all the African coffees, especially the ones from Kenya.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Coffee, beer, and field hockey!

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I would like to evolve as much as I can as a coffee person, knowledge never ends.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WCTC?:

I would like to thank my company and all my colleagues for helping me prepare for the competition, and supporting me all the way to the national and world championships.

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