2017 Competitors

Greece WCIC

Greece
Dionisis Moustis
Sapid Roasting Company

Dionisis Moustis

 

 

 

Hungary
Dobra Réka
Independent

I work in IT as an Analyst, but I’m also a home barista. Coffee is my passion. I’m charmed by the colorful, exciting, promising world of the specialty coffee.

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National Cezve/Ibrik Championship of Hungary, 2015 – 1st place

World Cezve/Ibrik Championship, Dubai 2016 – 13th Place, Semi-Finals

National Cezve/Ibrik Championship of Hungary, 2017 – 1st place   

The secret to a great cezve is finding the synergy between: coffee/water ratio, roasting profile of the coffee, temperature and extraction time.
I would like to thank: Emir Ali Enç, owner of SOY, who is sponsoring me with equipment. Kis Zoltán, 2012 Cezve/Ibrik World Champion and owner of Casino Mocca, my coffee sponsor. Szilagyi Elemér, Dobra Katalin, Boross Gergely.

Italy
Simone Cattani
Coffee Training Academy

I’m Simone Cattani, I was born and live in Verona, north-east of Italy. I’m 37 years old and about 20 years ago I started my career in horeca world. But only 4 years ago I found my big passion for the coffee world, I met my coach Davide and the Street of coffee quality.

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Panama geisha “la camilina” 2017, 1 Place Italian Ibrik competition
I think it was in 2014 at my first competition… 
 I love the Kenyan coffee, but i’m very interested in all the new processes to create beautiful coffee
My family and I love sport, volleyball in particular
I prefer to live day by day because everyday is a new amazing experience
My family first, my coach Davide, my roaster and all my sponsors and persons that help me for this competition.
Live this WOC and visit this beautiful city

Romania
Cristalenia Sofan
The Coffee Shop

I’m Cristalenia Sofan, from Bucharest, Romania and I’ve been a barista for 9 months. I am an optimistic and enthusiastic person.  I am always trying to find the good in things and people. I like to travel, listening to music and enjoy the simple things in life.

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My first amazing experience with coffee was when I was around 7 years, with my grandpa.  He was preparing his coffee every morning, after the breakfast in his little ibirk. Every time I was so fascinated with the beautiful and intense aroma of the coffee and the cream of it.
The secret of a great Cevze beverage? I think that first of all it’s the passion that you have, and after that comes the knowledge that you have about preparing a coffee.
I think that every coffee-producing coffee has his beauty, but the one that excites me more it’s Panama
My interests outside coffee are music, travel and photography.
In 5 years I see myself having my own coffee shop and organise different kinds of events.
I would like to give many thanks to Alexe Marian, for helping and supporting me for the competition. Silvia Constantin for being my coach and my friend. Emir Ali Enc, for the beautiful ibriks, and to the rest of people who supported and believed in me.

Russia
Marina Khyuppenen
Cezve Coffee

I work with coffee for about 11 years. 4 year ago I started working with cezve, and 2 years ago opened my first coffee shop Cezve Coffee. One year ago I started roasting coffee.

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I competed in barista championships 10 years ago without some results. Then I competed in the Ibrik world championships 3 times, and remained Russian Ibrik champion 2 years running 
The right roasting and right coffee grinding technique

Saudi Arabia
Sara Al-Ali
That Coffeeshop

First female professional Barista in Saudi. Co-owner of a pop-up Coffeeshop “That Coffeeshop”

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3rd place MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2015

6th Place 2016 Cezve/Ibrik championship 2016

2nd Place MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2016   

I have a lot of amazing experiences with coffee and it all started when I had my first training as a barista   
The way you control heat throughout the brewing process
A source of inspiration & leading figure in the coffee industry, especially in the MENA region 
Sightseeing and visiting local coffeeshops. 

Slovakia
Viktor Stefancik
Nico Caffe

I’m working as a barista for six years, and most of this time in cofeeshop called Nico Caffe. I’ve been  competing for 4 years in different categories and this is the first big success of mine.

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Third Place – 2016 National Cup Tasters Championship

Third Place – 2014 National Cup Tasters Championship

Fourth Place – 2016 National Barista Championship

First Place – 2017 National Cezve/Ibrik Championship

When my grandmother made coffee for her visitors in Ibrik, and it was actually my first touch with coffee

 Every coffee producing country is interesting for me. I love to keep finding new flavours in coffee and to be more experienced in the coffee industry

 Still in touch with coffee, but I see myself as beer maker and beer producer

Mayo Galuska from 9gramms Coffee for letting me borrow my sandheater and thanks to Nico Caffe, the coffeeshop where I work
To see all the best coffee shops and roasters there as well

Turkey
Koray Erdogdu
Probador Colectiva

I started my career in the coffee business as a barista in 2011. After participating in competitions I started to give trainings and workshops and became a barista trainer. Now, I work in Probador Colectiva, which is a roastery and training center.

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2013 Turkish Latte Art Championship, 4th place

2014 Turkish Barista Championship, winner

2014 World Barista Championship, 38th Place – Round One

2014 Turkish Cezve Ibrik Championship, winner

2014 Word Cezve Ibrik Championship, 11th place

2015 Turkish Barista Championship, 6th place

2016 Turkish Barista Championship, 3rd place

2017 Turkish Cevze Ibrik Championship, winner 

Water temperature, quality grinder and fresh coffee beans 

Ukraine
Anna Podoliak
Svit Kavy

Five years ago I prepared my first cup of coffee and it was the first blossom of what became my life passion instead of plain job.

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3d place Ukrainian Brewers Cup 2017

4th place Ukrainian Brewers Cup 2016

When I prepared my first Ethiopian pourover. 
Ethiopia and Kenya, for me coffee from these countries is amazing.
Photography, painting and literature.
All my team from Svit Kavy and SCA Ukraine team and everyone who helps me in this competitions.

United Arab Emirates
Karthikeyan Rajendram
RAW Coffee Company

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2016 Cezve Ibrik Championship – 3rd Place

2014 UAE Ibrik Championship – Winner

2015 UAE Ibrik Championship – Winner

2016 UAE Ibrik Championship – Winner

2015 UAE Barista Champonship – 3rd place

2015 UAE Latte Art Championship – 3rd Place    

Its a Kenyan espresso I tasted 5 years before in a very small warehouse, where they roast coffees. That espresso was actually an eye opening experience for me and changed my ideas on coffee taste. Which actually pulled me into this scene.  
I believe that a great Cezve/Ibrik beverage has no secrets, a coffee bean has massive flavours locked in them, and the Ibrik method is a key to unlock these flavours. As a barista we have to understand the variables in the Ibrik and use them brilliantly.
Obviously its an Ethiopia. Other than the coffee itself the farmers who grow the Coffee plants really excites me. Especially the farmer whom I am working with for last couple of yeas. how much they love the plant and understood the nature i something that never failed to excite me.
Watching Tom And Jerry, and chemistry experiments.    
 I want be a person who stays with farmers and give them ideas on increasing the flavor potential coffee. As an ambassador for the coffee industry  
Meet a lot of coffee professionals and share knowledge. Educate people about special features of Cezve Coffee.