Please tell us a little about yourself:
Hi, my name is Joci. I have been working with coffee for 6 years now. I know it’s cheesy, but I count myself lucky because with coffee I found what I wanted to do, so this way I get to have my dream job!
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
I’ve always wanted to go and see Boston, so it is exciting that I get to go now. I am looking forward to seeing the city and getting the feeling of the East Coast, and competing at the WBC.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
Hungarian Barista Championship 2014 – 5th
Hungarian Barista Championship 2016 – 1st
World Barista Championship 2016 – 43rd
Hungarian Barista Challenge 2016 – 1st
Hungarian Barista Championship 2017 – 3rd
Hungarian Barista Championship 2018 – 5th
Hungarian Barista Championship 2019 – 1st
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
I think that specialty coffee will become the new standard, as people are generally looking for better quality coffee and are more open to trying new things.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Hopefully roasting coffee and getting baristas ready for competitions.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Hiking and walking, eating out and eating in, travelling, and board games.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
Yes! Ádám Török, Dale Harris, along with my boss, Oussama Mansour who’s supported me. Also, I am thankful to the Hungarian coffee community for standing behind me!