Great Coffee in Common: Martin Hudak

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Martin Hudak, -Senior Bartender & Barista at American Bar at The Savoy Hotel London. 2nd place WCIGS '14 Melbourne 2nd place WCIGS'16 Shanghai World Champion WCIGS'17 Budapest

Who influenced/inspired you on your coffee journey?

My guests at coffee shop back home in Slovakia. Level of coffee knowledge and passion about this was very low back in time so that inspired me to raise this level and change something on our scene.

What has coffee taught you?

It doesn't matter how good you think you are, coffee is still more clever than you and can surprise you at any time. Never rely on your knowledge or skills because each coffee is individual!

What opportunities has coffee given you?

To be different in bar community and to travel more and more.

Describe the perfect setting to enjoy coffee:

In the morning at my apartment, after breakfast made by my amazing partner, with some nice music, open window and sunshine. And it will be probably flat white to start with.

In your opinion, what makes a good coffee?

It's a combination of more elements such as farm and farmer, roasting, barista, technology etc ... but at the end of the day it's all about full hospitality which you get in your favourite coffee shop. We are selling experience not only beverages.

How do you drink your coffee?

Morning - flat white then later some filter from clever or v60 and in the evening espresso. Best ever coffee? Natural Geisha from Los Lajones estate owned by Graciano Cruz. Pat drop from 2016 and Lot no.5 roasted by Union Roastery. 

Great Coffee in Common

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