WBC Countdown: Barista Champion of Russia Dmitry Boroday




Barista Mag:  Before coffee, did you work in a different job or industry, or what did you study in school?

Dmitry: I studied national economics at university, and I am currently studying for a PhD in regional economics at St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.


BMag:  What was your first amazing experience with coffee?

Dmitry:  When I discovered that cappuccino and espresso came from the same tree.

BMag:  What would you like to see change about the coffee industry/community?

Dmitry:  To see the consumers being more educated.   To see less customs barriers between countries.


BMag:  Name a barista you admire, and why:

Dmitry:  Gwilym Davies ”he smiles a lot.

BMag:  Besides your own cafe, what cafe do you think everyone should visit?

Dmitry:  I haven’t been myself, but I have heard that Tailor Made [Greece] is worth visiting.

BMag:  Which coffee producing country you would like to visit, and why?

Dmitry:  Costa Rica.   The coffee harvest coincides with the sea turtle mating season, and I want to be a turtle-saving volunteer, combined with a trip to the plantations.

BMag:  What are your interests outside of coffee?

Dmitry:  Tuning coffee equipment, cycling.

BMag:  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Dmitry: I want to have my own coffee shop with brew bar and roastery.

BMag:  Is there anyone you would like to thank or who helped you prepare for the WBC?

Dmitry:  My colleague, Vasily Ladygin, who won the Russian Brewers Cup in 2013.   Together we won three national championships as a team: Cup Tasting, Brewers Cup, and Barista!

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  1. Димасик, удачи тебе в Мельбурне!!!

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