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.
Lithuanian coffee culture is a one of a kind. Coffee came to Lithuania 300 years ago via Turkey and it was available only to the privileged class. Nowadays in Lithuania, it is common to drink espresso based coffees but it's becoming more common to try out different coffee types. Also specialty coffee cafés are really booming in Lithuania. Let's dig deeper into the Lithuanian coffee culture!