The Road to the World Barista Championships: Remy Poirot

This time, we ask our questions for the World Barista Championship competitors to Remy Poirot, Belgium's Barista Champion. You can follow his journey on Instagram:

The WBC competition will take place at the Amsterdam World of Coffee on 21st to 23rd June this year.


When did you fall in love with coffee?
It was 5 years ago when I first started to work as a barista in a busy coffee shop in London.

What was your first coffee job?
As a barista for a well-known coffee shop chain in London. 

If you didn’t work in coffee, what would you do?
I would be an electronic engineer, as I did a masters (yes, it is way different from what I do now!). 

What exceptional coffee will you be using in the WBCs in Amsterdam? Tell us about the coffee and what it tastes like.
Unfortunately I can't tell much about it yet, but you will soon discover it. It’s fantastic though! 

Who would you most like to make coffee for and why?
I can't wait to make coffee for visitors at the World of Coffee in Amsterdam, as I will be judged by connoisseurs.

Who would play you in the story of your life?
Jean Dujardin. 

If you opened a café today, what would be on your first day playlist?
Any good blues or rock.

What’s your favourite way to make coffee?
I love making espressos! I actually can spend hours on the machine. 

What are you most excited about in coffee?
The people, I have learned so much from baristas, roasters, trainers, etc... Hopefully farmers soon. 

June 02, 2016 — Best Coffee