Project Description

Gabor Hernyak
Espresso Embassy

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I didn’t like coffee until I first tasted a speciality Ethiopian filter coffee made with a v60. Since then I’ve been dedicated to finding the best possible way to brew coffee, and gain the best flavours out of beans.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

Look around the city, do some sightseeing, try some nice coffee shops, and taste some great local food.

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

2019 Hungarian Brewers Cup Championship – 1st place

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I believe a lot of coffee shops are opening nowadays, which is great—we can find more and more light-roasted coffee. To me, specialty coffee is more than just light roast; it’s about the farms, and the farmers; customer service; and opening the doors to this world for others. I don’t only want to make delicious beverages, but I want to offer the customer the information on why the drink tastes the way it does, where it came from, etc.

If there’s anything I wouldn’t want to lose in the future is the “human touch”, the conversations, the soul, and the connections between coffee growers, roasters, baristas, and consumers.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I would like to further pursue the world of brewed coffee. In five years, I hope to be a coffee trainer and competition coach, and ready to give presentations about coffee. I would like to become a certified World Brewers Cup Judge.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

The world does not exist to me without coffee. Well, maybe it does, but it is certainly boring. On the other hand, I love playing basketball, and I also play chess.

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

Vid Richárd, for being a great coach; the Espresso Embassy team, for their support, Casino Mocca for helping me choose, understand, and of course roast my coffee; as well as Anita Nagy-Bertók, Kis Zoltán, and everyone else that stopped by to taste my brews in preparation for the competition.

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