Project Description

Sergei Stepanchuk
Laboratoria Coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself:

Sergei Stepanchuk is co-founder of Laboratory Coffee, and a qualified
coffee-roastering specialist, certified judge of
SCA (Specialty Coffee Association), multiple-
finalist and the winner of Russian and international
coffee-making championships.

How did you get started in coffee?:

It was a little coffee shop in 2003, where I started as a barista.

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

2010  Russian Cezve/Ibrik Champion
2017 Russian Barista Champion
2018 Russian Brewers Cup Champion

What is your favorite coffee brewing method and why?:

Pour-over method, it gives more opportunity for extraction control.

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


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

Victoria Kashirseva, Anton Volkov, Artem Suharev, Vladimir Shagov, Vladimir Bondarenko, Evgeny Soldatov, Alexander Gorlov.

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