Project Description

Adam Torok
Bagira Coffee

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

Hi! I started my own roasting company with my business partner in the end of the year 2016. Since then I’ve learned a lot about coffee, so that’s why I’m competing again. I won the Hungarian Latte Art Championship in 2010, and since then I’ve collected 2nd and 3rd place in the barista category. I judged competitions for 2 years, which made me feel the urge to compete again. So here I am, very excited about what happens in Amsterdam! I love coffee, and the whole coffee society. Last year we had World of Coffee in Budapest, which was amazing. We have a coffee shop in the inner city, where we were able serve a lot of good coffee to a lot of good people, while helping the competitors in our training room, to give them the opportunity to practice 🙂

What are you excited to do while you are in Amsterdam?:

Compete 🙂 Once I’m done, get out to the beach and relax.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

2010 Hungarian Latte art Championship – 1st Place
2011 Hungarian Barista Championship – 2nd Place
2012 Hungarian Latte art Championship – 2nd Place
2012 Vergnano Best Barista World Competition – 1st Place
2013 Hungarian Barista Championship – 3rd Place
2018 Hungarian Barista Championship – 1st Place

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:

Of course my girlfriend, my business partner, and to all of my colleagues—thank you!

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I really feel that it will improve a lot. Better coffees, better machines. The only issue in Hungary is the crew. The only issue in Hungary right now is that it can be difficult to find the right people to work with. I think if customers get more chances to drink beautiful cups of coffee in speciality coffee shops, there’ll be more of them that know they don’t want to drink bad quality coffee.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Hopefully still in the coffee business, and still in my roastery 🙂

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Hospitality, food and drinks, gastronomy, cooking, and hiking.