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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!

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Name: Stefanos Paterakis

Company: Taf Coffee

Country: Greece

Number of years as a barista: 10

Number of competitions competed in: 1

Competition Coffee: El Salvador, Aida Battle, Kilimanjaro, roasted by Taf Coffee

Competition Milk: Organic milk from Greece

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Signature Beverage: My signature drink will be made using natural components only.

Secret Weapon: I am Greek.

Routine Theme: It is my own interpretation of a coffee experience.

Total Practice Hours: I did more than 160 routines.

Coach/Coaches: Stefanos Domatiotis – World brewers cup champion 2014 and WBC finalist many times over. Stavros Domatiotis – the backstage hero. Nora Šmahelová – a very experineced WBC competitor and judge.

Fashion: A very nice outfit.

Why do you think you’d make a great World Barista Champion?
Because I would love to be an ambassador for the specialty coffee scene.

Social Medias:
Twitter: @TafCoffee