Project Description

Aleksandr Shychko
26 Coffee Shop

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I’m in love with my job and coffee. I try to experiment with all the parts of service and brewing.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started my job as a barista 4 years ago. When I first tried a cup of filter-roasted specialty coffee I understood that coffee is more than just a beverage, and I was really excited to learn more about it!

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

2017 Belarus Cup Tasters Championship – 1st Place
2017 World Cup Tasters Championship – 30th Place, Round One
2018 Belarus Cup Tasters Championship – 5th Place
2018 Belarus Latte Art Championship – 1st Place

What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:

I would really love to visit a coffee farm.

What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:

Hario V60

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

Concentration and experiments.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Video games, travelling and psychology.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

I see myself as a coffee trainer and barista.

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

I’d like to thank all of the 26 Coffee shop team, and the Single Step Coffee Co team.

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