Project Description

Vladyslav Demonenko
Ukraine
Funt Coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m 23, and I have been working with specialty coffee for 3 years. I almost always take part in national championships such as a cup tasting, barista, and coffee in good spirits. Before working with coffee, I studied at the Medical Academy. Combining coffee and medicine would be cool!

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started going to the first third wave coffee shop in 2016, I was interested in taste and after half a year I couldn’t live without it.

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

National Ukraine:
Barista competition 2018 – 5th place
Barista competition 2019 – 6th place
Coffee in good spirits 2017 – 5th place
Coffee in good spirits 2017 – 2nd place

What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:

When I first tried a cup of good filter coffee.

Besides your own competition drink, do you have a favorite cocktail?:

Penicillin or a Negroni.

What coffee-producing country interests or excites you most?:

El Salvador or Honduras.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Medicine.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I don’t know where, but definitely spent with my girlfriend.

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

Funt Coffee, Jamison Savage, Finca Deborah.

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