Please tell us a little about yourself:
Apart from making cezve, I also try to develop my sensory abilities as much as possible. I’ve been aiming for first place for three years, and this will be my first world championship.
How did you get started in coffee?:
Before I started as a barista, I was inspired to participate in competition. I’ve only been working with coffee for two years.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2017 Ukrainian Cezve/Ibrik Championship – 2nd Place
2018 Ukrainian Cezve/Ibrik Championship – 2nd Place
2018 Alternative cup Tasting Open de Cata in Barcelona – Finalist
2019 Ukrainian Cezve/Ibrik Championship – 1st Place
What’s the secret to a great Cezve/ Ibrik beverage?:
The balance between water and coffee, and attention to detail.
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
Enjoy the city and the coffee shops in it, and take in a lot of knowledge and experience from the show.
What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:
It was Nicaragua Red Pacamara as espresso, which was a Cup of Excellence winner.
What coffee-producing country interests or excites you most?:
Colombia and Panama.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Design, development, and sewing leather goods.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
World Cup Tasters Champion
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the CIC?:
My coach Kostiantyn Strelnykov, my friends, family, and the team at Svit Kavy.