Please tell us a little about yourself:
Hello! My name is Vladimir. I am a roastmaster from Samara, Russia. My passion for coffee started out as a hobby: I was preparing espresso at home and wanted to study further. My work is my hobby now.
How long have you been roasting for?:
About 4 years
What roaster do you currently roast on?:
My equipment for roasting is Trobrat 20 kg. This is the first Russian roaster, which can compete with global brands.
What is your coffee of choice:
How did you learn to roast? Did you have a coach or trainer:
Empirically, through a lot of experiments. Not long ago I finished 3 levels of SCA courses. My coach is Timur Dudkin.
Who is your roasting hero?:
What’s your favorite weather to roast in?:
It’s rain, of course.
What music do you listen to when roasting?:
Electronic or alternative rock
What is your secret weapon when roasting?:
What is your BEST roasting memory?:
Roasting coffee for a barista championship where my friends were competing.
What is your WORST roasting memory?:
Maybe on an electrician’s day off when a short circuit happened, and you need to roast!