Project Description

Paras Bindra
Travel Food Services


Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

This is going to be my second chance to represent India and my company at international stage. Last year in June 2016, I participated in World Barista Championship during World of Coffee event in Dublin, Ireland. It was one of the best events and I had a great learning experience. Meeting the national champions and international coffee professionals was the best part of this event. I work as a Training Manager with Travel Food Services in New Delhi, India since February 2013. TFS is the largest F&B operator in the travel/retail segment in India. I started my career as a barista in 2005, and have an experience of more than 10 years with different cafes & restaurants. High quality coffee service to guest is my priority and to train new baristas is my Passion.

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

WBC, Cafes, Meeting the best coffee professionals around the world, Food

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

WBC Dublin 2016, National Barista Championship of India 2014-2017

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?: Team & Decent Espresso Team.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Owning a specialty coffee cafe and micro roasting serving and educating good cup of coffee in my city New Delhi.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

My family & travel to new places.