Please tell us a little about yourself:
I have a Masters degree in food science, I’m a former professional triathlete, and two-time Swiss Brewers Cup Champion (2017, 2019). When not making coffee I ride my bike or cook.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
Meet the community, get to know a new city, and spend good time with my international friends in coffee.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
Swiss Brewers Cup 2016 (5th), Swiss Cupt Tasters Championships 2016 (5th), Swiss Brewers Cup 2017 (1st), World Brewers Cup 2017 (21st), Swiss Brewers Cup 2019 (1st).
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
Increasing demand and decreasing crops will drive prices up, more digital equipment will change the food service industry, and quality awareness will hopefully grow as well.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I have no clue, but I said the same 5 years ago. Being authentic, honest, and good-hearted always brings me to good people and great endeavours.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Sports, cooking, and music.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBrC?:
My friend and roaster, Philipp Henauer and Fabio Kaiser; Emi Fukahori – current World Champion, amazing friend and great inspiration; Manuel and Giorgio, Felix Hohlmann, for teaching me how to brew and so many more