2017 Competitors

Austria
Michael Manhart
Independent

I was born in Salzburg and had my first contact with good coffee in 2013. I’ve taken part in 3 Aeropress Championships, 3 Cup Tasters Championships and in 2 Brewers Cups (2016 – 2nd place, 2017 – 1st place), and in Goran Hubers “Tiroler und Internationale Baristameisterschaften 2016” in the Filter Coffee Challenge (1st place). I love fruity coffee!

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What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?
What are your interests outside of coffee?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Denmark
Cristian Scigliano
The Coffee Collective

Italian, born and raised in Denmark.
Been with The Coffee Collective since August 2015

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Greece
Stathis Koremtas
Taf Coffee

My name is Stathis, and I work at Taf Coffee in Athens and at Coffee Profilers in Berlin.
As a barista, I brew everyday for my customers. Championship is a way to improve and challenge
myself. I love coffee, not only as a beverage or occupation, but as a medium to communicate with people.

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Italy
Gian Zaniol
Chapter One OHG

I’m from Venice but now I live in Berlin where I work in a coffee place named Chapter One. It has been more than 15 years since I began to work behind the espresso machine but only after I moved to Berlin, in 2011,I discovered the Specialty Coffee and I started to get exposed to the world of filter coffee,my big love. Being italian the coffee is a big part of my culture, a daily ritual and a little act of love, I didn’t expected it to become more than a passion, the job of my life. I wake up every morning knowing how lucky I am and I’m very glad for this. Berlin and its coffee scene literally changed my life. I love to spend time with my girlfriend, music,to cook,my cat and jogging.

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What are your interests outside of coffee?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBrC?

Japan
Yasuhito Kobayashi
Ogawa Coffee

I’m doing wholesale of household coffee in the western Japan area.
I would like you to have delicious coffee at home for everyone. For that reason, I am not only selling but also studying about coffee everyday such as extraction technique, so that you can enjoy the difference in taste and brewing method. I would like to do the best performance so that as many people as possible to be able to know the taste of authentic coffee.

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What are your interests outside of coffee?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBrC?

Malaysia
Shaun Lieu
Yellow Brick Road

My name is Shaun Liew and I am one of the co-founders of Yellow Brick Road cafe and Common Craftsmen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My passion lies in coffee, travel, food and photography. Additionally, I love meeting people and always find the joy in sharing and listening to experiences from people.

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What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?
What are your interests outside of coffee?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBrC?

Mexico
Florentino
Quentin Cafe MX

Bariasta since 7 years ago… I never thought of becoming the coffee my life, but things happen.
I currently work as a barista in “Quentin Cafe MX”, roaster in process, with many projects in mind, with a lot of passion to share and with great hunger for knowledge.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Norway
Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen
Supreme Roastworks AS

I have worked in the coffee business as a barista since 2010. Part owner of Supreme Roastworks since 2013. A roastery and small coffeeshop in Oslo Norway. I am the National Champion Brewers cup 2014-2015-2016 and 2017. Finalist in the World Brewers Cup 2014-15-16. World Champion 2015.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Turkey
Orkun Ustel
Kronotrop Coffee Bar & Roastery

I’m in the anniversary of my transition to change my passion, which started three years ago by coffee brewing at my home, to profession by working at Kronotrop Coffee Bar & Roastery. It is a true excitement and happiness for me to challenge my experience that I gain in this short and intense period of time by attending to World Brewers Cup.

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