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Natalia Obruch

From cinema school to coffee mixology: how Natalia Obruch found artistry in coffee? Natalia Obruch has been in coffee since 2008, as a barista trainer, coffee consultant and event manager. When the pandemic hit home in March 2020, she was faced with the biggest challenge of her entire career, as…
Zed Wong
19th March 2022
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Episode 22, Meet ex-baristas Irina and Olga from Russia

“Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world” To celebrate International Women's day,  this week, we are looking back on some inspiring female baristas from all over the world by sharing their different stories! Including their journey to…
10th March 2022
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Elizaveta Vagabova

Elizaveta Vagabova, the 2019 Barista League Champion who had to learn English to break into the coffee world. Today we got to speak with The 2019 Barista League Champion, Elizaveta Vagabova. Elizaveta shares her coffee story with us, hoping to inspire young baristas to reach their full potential.  From St…
Pippa Chatikavanij
16th August 2021
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Juliya Drozdova

Juliya Drozdova is making pour-over coffee Meet Juliya Drozdova, a barista trainer from Russia. Her adoration of coffee began in childhood when she often came to visit her grandfather. He would always make Juliya a hearty cup of coffee in a small rip coffee maker. They would talk about everything,…
Anna Suffolk
29th March 2021
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Alina Firsova

Alina Firsova thrives to be the best barista she can be despite what people think of her. “In the end, I would like to say - share, do what you like - and ignore anyone if it really inspires you.” Meet Alina Firsova, the accomplished barista that believes in her…
Camille Lowe
2nd March 2021
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Margarita Amelina

“Coffee isn’t just a transaction but an expression of personal desire.” Маргарита Амелина is brewing with Aeropress If someone likes coffee with milk, then cappuccinos are always a great idea – it’s all based on personal preference. When it comes to coffee, Margarita (Маргарита Амелина) considers communication to be an…
Talia Goury
8th November 2020
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Arsenij Kuznetsov

“First of all, my English is not great,” smiles Arsenij Kuznetsov. The humility coming from the latest World Coffee Roasting Champion is astounding. Hailing from the city of Novosibirsk in central Siberia, Arsenij began his coffee journey at the age of 16 in a little American-owned coffee shop called “Traveller’s…
Paul Wong
4th September 2020
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Irina Sharipova

My name is Irina Sharipova, The coffee guru: competitor, judge, trainer, a Q grader, and even traveled to Origin. This is my Story.   Irina Sharipova El Salvador was the coffee that really switched Irina into Competition mode. The Flavours, acidity, and the complexity of this is what pushed her…
Darren Meachem
14th August 2020