Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’m Nikolas and I am from Greece and for the last 2.5 years I’ve been working in Hamburg, Germany. I’m in the coffee industry the last 7 years.
How did you get started in coffee?:
I was working in a beach bar on a Greek island when I was 21 years old, and saving money to do a trip around Europe. I started getting more and more interested in what was going on behind the coffee bar. In the end I was so excited with coffee that I did a coffee around Europe. When I came back to Greece I was sure that I wanted to continue learning more about coffee.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
I took place in Greek brewers cup of 2014 and I came 2nd.
What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:
The word Brazil is already exciting enough itself!
What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:
I will never forget the first Ethiopian coffee I tasted and made me fall in love with it.
What is your favorite coffee brewing method and why?:
Depends on the coffee because each one is unique.
What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:
I like African coffees a lot, especially Ethiopia or Kenya. Also Central America.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I really like sports when I have free time, especially football and boxing too.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
I would like to have my own business and a nice family.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
My company of course, and my trainer. But also all my friends that supported me, and my girlfriend that had to deal with all my stress 😊