Editor’s note: As we approach the beginning of the 2014 World Barista Championship, which takes place in Rimini, Italy, June 9–12, at the SCAE’s World of Coffee event, we would like to introduce you to the National Barista Champions who all worked incredibly hard to earn a position in this preeminent coffee contest. Profiles of all 54 competitors will appear on Barista Magazine’s blog between Monday, June 2, and Monday, June 9, and can all be accessed under the category header “WBC 2014 Rimini.”
BARISTA CHAMPION OF TURKEY
Coach: Aysin Aydogdu
About you: I am working as a barista since 4 years. Being in the world of speciality coffee has opened my horizon in a different aspect of coffee. Learning each day and looking forward meeting baristas all around the world and sharing knowledge.
How did you get started in coffee?
What was your first amazing experience with coffee?
National Coffee Championships.
Who has been your greatest influence in coffee? Why?
My family and their support.
What would you like to see change about the coffee industry/community?
We have a long way to go in Turkey. Hoping that we can easily find and buy speciality green coffee in the market in Turkey.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or who helped you prepare for the WBC?
SCAE Turkey Team.