I finally feel like it’s time to revive the blog and resume writing. As you might be able to tell, I’m really inspired by recent happenings in my coffee world – my close friend Matt Winton got the gold in Swedish barista championship (I learned a lot from him, and I’m still learning) and at the Swiss championships Emi Fukahori won the gold in Brewer’s cup and Mathieu Thieis won the gold in the Barista category. What makes these achievements feel even bigger is that the three of them work in the same spot – the specialty coffee shop Mame in Zurich. I’m absolutely stoked for them, amazing achievements.
Another interesting fact to share is that I also participated in the brewer’s cup championship this year. I’m deeply grateful for the experience and of course to all the people who helped me in one way or another to do it. It was my second time competing in brewer’s cup (previously in 2015), same results – didn’t even get to finals, but it was a completely different experience compared to last time. I’m glad I finally beat my fear from talking in front of people and now I’m looking forward to next year. I definitely want to compete again. After 2015 I hated brewing with a V60 for some time, but I’m glad it’s not like this this year. I actually feel inspired and motivated.