Project Description

Koray Erdogdu
Probador Colectiva


Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

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.

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

2013 Turkish Latte Art Championship – 4th Place
2014 Turkish Barista Champion
2014 World Barista Championship – 38th Place‚ Round One
2014 Turkish Cezve/Ibrik Champion
2014 Cezve/Ibrik Championship | Rimini – 11th Place
2015 Turkish Barista Championship – 6th Place
2016 Turkish Barista Championship – 3rd Place
2017 Turkish Cezve/Ibrik Champion
2017 Cezve/Ibrik Championship | Budapest, 7th Place
2018 Turkish Barista Championship – 6th Place
2018 Turkish Cezve/Ibrik Champion


What’s the secret to a great Cezve/Ibrik beverage?:

Water temperature, a quality grinder and grind size, fresh coffee beans, and brewing time.

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

Ethiopia and El Salvador.

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

I would like to thank my sponsors Soy Turkey, Pinar Sut, Kronotrop Coffee Roastery, Koleksiyon, FM Kahve. Also I would like to thank SCA Turkey, and my coaches, Emre Bereket, and Umut Gokdeniz.