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Company: Independent

April Athlete: Muhammad Fakhri

Posted by Patrik Rolf Karlsson on


I am a Home Brewer who likes to learn and try many kinds of manual brewing methods. I also like to go around to coffee shops around Jakarta to learn about hospitality. I first entered the Indonesia Brewers Cup in 2018 and continued until 2019. My goal of participating in the competition was to send the message to the world that "Anyone Can Brew".

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April Athlete: Simon Gautherin

Posted by Patrik Rolf Karlsson on


I started working in coffee as a business consultant 4 years ago and I quickly realised how complex coffee could be and how difficult it was to obtain reliable information and have access to quality education. In dabbled in different parts of the industry before being able to fully settle into coffee education. I currently own and run a barista training company which aims at providing professional and affordable education for people who want to get their first job in specialty coffee. I'm a firm believer that education is the backbone of any industry and that it is essential to make it more structured and accessible to all.

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April Athlete: Niels te Vaanhold

Posted by Patrik Rolf Karlsson on


I started in the restaurant business 8 years ago. But I wanted to focus more on one product. I found coffee really interesting and started doing SCA-trainings. After a few years, I wanted to do more with coffee and started working in coffee places. In 2016 I moved to Berlin en worked as a barista at Five Elephant. And started competing in coffee competitions. In 2018 was the first time I won cup tasting and became 2nd in the World Championships.

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April Athlete: Michael Manhart

Posted by Patrik Rolf Karlsson on


Since the first cup of filter coffee in Kaffee Alchemie in Salzburg in - I think - 2014 I am trying to improve my own brewing skills for getting the best possible out of coffee. Competition Background: 2015 - 2017 Austrian Aeropress 2016 Austrian Brewers Cup 2nd2017 Austrian Brewers Cup 1st 2017 World Brewers Cup 4th 2018 Austrian Brewers Cup 3rd 2018 Austrian Coffee in Good Spirits 2nd 2019 Austrian Brewers Cup 1st 2019 World Brewers Cup 22nd

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April Athlete: Pinar Aktepe

Posted by Patrik Rolf Karlsson on


Since 2013 I'm working as a barista. After 6 months I wanted to learn more so I started researching about coffee and this makes me happy. And I started to compete, I really like to compete, it’s been giving me more experience and happiness every time :)

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