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We reached out to each of the 2015 World Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!

Ozkan-Yetik---Turkey-005

Name: Ozkan Yetik

Company:   Coffee Brew Lab

Country: Turkey

Number of years as a barista: 8

Number of competitions competed in: 4

Competition Coffee: Ethiopia Hachira, Probador Colectiva (cagatay gulabioglu) natural, a very special process.

Ozkan-Yetik---Turkey-036

Signature Beverage: A smoked espresso with bourbon scent.

Secret Weapon: A smoking gun.

Playlist: Turkish Dj Aksak has made a special mix for my competition routine.

Ishan-Natalie---South-Africa-003

Routine Theme: The Rubicae family.

Total Practice Hours: 30

Fashion: Regular Stuff.

Additional Notes: I hope it all goes well for everyone.