The reason I’m a barista is because there’s so much to learn about coffee and it keeps me inspired every day.
I’ve been in the coffee business for the past 10 years and worked as a barista, coffeeshop manager and now as a trainer. The reason I’m a barista and a trainer is because there’s so much to learn about coffee and it keeps me interested and inspired every day. I can’t imagine working with anything else than coffee. I can be a bit of a coffee nerd sometimes which Karkki and Ella let me know when I start talking about the differences of different Hario v60 filter papers in relation to extraction.
I have an AST from SCA Barista Skills module. I have been competing a bit in Finnish National coffee competitions and in 2020 I placed 3rd in Brewers Cup.
Fun fact: I used to be the captain of the worst handball team in Finland. Nowadays we’re a bit better.
Coffee superpower: Nerdyness - I like to test and find out new things about coffee even in my own time.
Favorite coffee destination: Amsterdam! The best-looking cafés and excellent coffee!