What is your current occupation and employer?
I am working as a freelancer, and I have my own small company which offers trainings, coffee sourcing and coffee catering.
When did you know you wanted to turn your passion for coffee into a career?
Three years ago, when I was about to rent a space to open a coffee shop, but someone was faster than me. So I waited a little bit longer for the perfect time.
Who is your coffee role model?
Colin Harmon, four-time Irish Barista Champion
What’s the best piece of coffee-related advice you’ve received?
Trust your palate.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
On a plane. I travel a lot.
List all the national and world coffee competitions have you competed in.
2015 National Barista Comp.
2016 National Barista Comp.
2016 World Barista Comp.
2017 National Barista Comp.
What is the reaction you receive when you tell someone outside the coffee community that you are a champion barista competitor?
"Is there a competition in the coffee business?"
What is unique about coffee culture in Turkey?
In Europe, after 3 - 4 pm, you do not drink coffee mostly. But in Turkey, we mostly drink coffee after 3 - 4pm till late at night.