– Can you please introduce yourself in a few words.
Hi, my name is Anya. I’ve been working in the coffee industry for almost 5 years. I’m a young girl in love with coffee, and everything in between. Since May 2014 I’ve been working at Svit Kavy.

– What’s your story in the coffee industry?
My story starts from my student years. At first it was just a summer job, but then I got really involved, and now it’s both – a job and a hobby, and of course a source of great joy.

– What’s your speciality and what makes you different?
My speciality in coffee has changed several times over last few years. For now it’s alternative coffee. I like learning about new brewing methods and how different techniques can open new flavors in the beans.

– What was your first coffee experience?
I started drinking coffee short time before I started working as a barista. I was 19 and coffee was an odd but interesting beverage for me. Then I met some barista who later became my colleagues. They were the ones who got me into coffee, and of course desire to master latte art.

– What was your best coffee experience?
My first v60 is the most memorable. It was Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, roasted by Svit Kavy. The taste of that coffee is saved in my memory, as well as emotions it created. It was the moment when I understood what I want to devote my life to.

– Do you prepare coffee at home ? If yes, what method do you use?
Surely, I often brew coffee at home. Pourover, Aeropress, cezve, and quite recently even Irish coffee.

– How do you like your coffee? Black, sugar and milk, iced, vietnamese style,…?
Most of all I love black coffee – various alternative methods, I can’t single out just one. Though cezve is among my favourites.

– How would you qualify yourself as coffee drinker (occasional, heavy, addict…)?
Coffee is undoubtedly my personal kind of a drug.

– Have you always been into the coffee industry? If not, what was your previous job?
Not always. When I was only starting as a barista I was simultaneously working as an IT specialist.

– Do you have another passion or a hobby besides coffee?
I’m into photography, and I write books.

– What other place would you recommend, anywhere in the world (coffee or not)?
I only start travelling so I will be able to answer this question later.

– What is/are your favourite website(s) to get information about coffee?
baristahustle, perfectdailygrindscottrao

– What would you say to people who don’t know much about coffee?
I would tell them that coffee is a personal drink with a character, and after you get to know it you come back for more.

Thomas
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Thomas Wyngaard Founder at OK Coffee, proud barista at OR Coffee, producer of Extasia radio show on Campus, Brussels.