Elizaveta Vagabova and Irina Sharipova traveled from St. Petersburg, Russia to compete in The Barista League: Zagreb. It was neither of their first times competing in the competition, in fact, in was Irina’s second time taking home the trophy! A Barista League first! It was a pleasure to get to sit down with them before the weekend was over.
“Because I’m at a coffee event with a chai company, coffee people assume that I know nothing about coffee. And that’s really funny because all I have to do is throw out some buzzwords for them to be like “OH. You actually know what you’re talking about.””