Profiled and awarded as a latte art guru, barista Ben Morrow’s heart beats to the work done by coffee farmers and to a pot of black filter coffee.
Preparing coffee in an ibrik was almost forgotten publicly, until professionals took interest in it again over a decade ago. Ibrik coffee has been made at home continuously in e.g. Russia and Turkey but underrated by many for not being very professional.
Russia has traditionally a strong tea culture, but now we are seeing an impressive coffee boom. Coffee is becoming one of the features of contemporary urban life.
Just a few months ago, I had one of the biggest highlights of my coffee career. Participating in the Lithuanian Barista championship I won the second place in the competition.
In Lithuania, we can be proud to have many professional baristas. One of them, Laurynas Arlauskas, is the winner of 2016 and 2017 Lithuanian Barista Championship.