Project Description

Elina Rahikainen
Good Life Coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

A young barista from Helsinki. Owner of two cats. Likes coffee.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I got started by working in different coffee shops and with different coffees. My passion towards coffee grew over time and while I learnt more about it. I guess it got really passionate when I started working in Good Life Coffee, and found my place working with coffee there.

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

Cup Tasters 2019, National Champion

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I have been in Germany multiple times but never in Berlin, and to surprise you, I am going to visit different coffee shops.

What is your favourite coffee to cup?:

Hard to choose but for now one of our own coffees, La Angostura. It’s a honey-processed Costa Rican coffee.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Crafts, cats, nature, and music.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Still in the coffee business but also studying.

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

Good Life Coffee and our team that includes Mailis, Silja, Lauri, Jaakko, Ansku, and Ella. Also my dear friends and family. <3