Project Description

Roman Nejedlý
Czech Republic
Fiftybeans coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I run a coffee roastery named Fiftybeans, based in city of Brno in the Czech Republic. I’m 27 and the last 7 years of my life have been dedicated to the perfect cup of coffee. Besides coffee roasting my hobby is also CrossFit.

How did you get started in coffee?:

7 years ago I visited a coffee roastery for the first time. That was the moment that my coffee journey began.

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

2017 Czech Brewers Cup – 2nd Place
2018 Czech Brewers Cup Champion

What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:

Visit a lot of coffee farms.

What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:

Actually, it was the first time I tasted specialty coffee 6 years ago. I had filter made of Colombian coffee from Carlos Imbachi and I still remember the flavour of sweet apples. Amazing.

What is your favorite coffee brewing method and why?:

Hario V60. It produces the cleanest flavour and it’s super easy.

What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:

Each country has its own character and I just love to taste these differences.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

When not in the roastery I do a lot of CrossFit.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

In the roastery, dispatching orders…

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

Hartmanns for the amazing coffee, Petra Strelecka and Adam Obratil from Industra coffee for coaching, my girlfriend Misa and business partner Marek for the support and patience. And of course to Ellinka the British blue cat who consulted my presentation and meowed all the time.

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