Please tell us a little about yourself:
Hello, coffee friends. My name is Andrii. My coffee story began in my student years. That was 11 years ago. While I was working as a bartender, I fell in love with espresso, and since then, coffee has always been with me.
I currently work at the Grusha.ua coffee company. I am responsible for the purchase of green coffee, roasting, and training employees.
How did you get started in coffee?:
I started to work as a marketer at a coffee company that was engaged in the distribution of coffee and tea in 2008.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2008 Ukrainian CIGS – 4th Place
2013 Ukrainian CTC – 2nd Place
2014 Ukrainian CTC – 3rd Place
2017 Ukrainian CTC – 4th Place
2018 Ukrainian CTC – 5th Place
2019 Ukrainian CTC – 1st Place
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
The aim of my trip to Berlin is bringing the 1st place World Cup Tasters Championship trophy to Ukraine.
What is your favourite coffee to cup?:
After a trip to Central America, I fall in love with the coffee from Honduras and El Salvador.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I like traveling, spending time with friends, working out in the gym, and playing football.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I have a great desire to open my own coffee shop, and more than one, actually
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WCTC?:
I want to thank my colleagues who supported me during my preparation and performance in the Ukrainian CTC.