The Underdog Roaster
Please tell us a little about yourself:
I am a proud member of The Underdog roasters. My hometown is Patra, a city outside of Athens, where I started working as a barista. When I felt ready to move on to the “big league” I decided to move on to Athens, which is the heart of Specialty Coffee in Greece. There I started working in different places until I had the opportunity to join The Underdog, under the guidance of Tasos Delichristos. He and the other members of the team, started working with me and training me how to become a better person and a barista pro. The result of this work came some months later in 2019 when I won my first ever shot at the Greek Latte Art Championship. So, here I am with my coach Michalis Karagiannis, who was a two-time runner up in the World Latte Art Championship (in 2017 and 2018). I just want to make him and my team proud, no matter the result, as we are underdogs.
How did you get started in coffee?:
My hometown is Patra, a city outside of Athens, where I started working as a barista. When I felt ready to move on to the “big league” I decided to move on to Athens, which is the heart of Specialty Coffee in Greece.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
Greek Latte Art Championship 2019 – Champion
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
Check out the coffee scene in Berlin and visit some coffee shops that already serve The Underdog on their line-up for espresso or brewed coffee. I’m looking forward to exploring the city and meeting other talented baristas from all over the world.
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
Into a cap
What is the secret to great latte art?:
Passion and love.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Football, pool, and hanging out with my friends.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
For sure in the coffee industry. But as the future is unpredictable, let’s meet in 5 years and find out!
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WLAC?:
and of course our roaster, George Delichristos
& the rest of The Underdog+Rabbit Punch family members!