The 2017 Coffee In Good Spirits Champion is Martin Hudak, of London’s American Bar at the Savoy Hotel. Hudak expertly took judges through an epic and at times emotional journey at the SCA World of Coffee in Budapest, powered by the music of Hans Zimmer.

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The Slovakian-native and London-based champion took second place at World Coffee In Good Spirits last year. Sprudge had an opportunity to connect with Martin Hudak at the Dalla Corte Espresso Machine’s annual DC Campus events, and featured a signature cocktail of Hudak’s in 2014.

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With Zimmer providing a strong, theatrical backbone, Hudak took judges on a personal journey of discovery, inspired by Mother Nature. “Let me send my message in a liquid form,” said Hudak, who then built an Irish Coffee with the milk of a single jersey cow (“her protein content was higher than any other cow on the farm”) and created a signature cocktail, both using Los Lajones Estate Geisha (Lot #5) from Panama.

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To tie the Mother Nature theme together, the signature cocktail was served in a gorgeous terrarium. Hudak’s passionate delivery, coupled with the music of Planet Earth, ensured not a single audience member was left without goosebumps.

Get goosebumps by watching the whole presentation here.

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Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2017 World Coffee Championships at World of Coffee Budapest is made possible by support from Acaia, Aerobie, Baratza, Cafe Imports, Pacific Foods, and Swiss Water Decaf. All of our 2017 competition coverage worldwide is underwritten with support from Urnex Brands and Nuova Simonelli