Hey, roaster! Sergey Stepanchuk
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Hey, Sergey Stepanchuk, Laboratoria Coffee (Russia)!
What does your typical day look like?
I rarely have two identical working days, and I have long given up trying to systematize my schedule... maybe that's why I do what I do.
How long do you work in the coffee industry?
Your professional dream is...
A dream is something unattainable, people dream about impossible things. I try to be more rational. Do not dream, but set goals.
What roasting machine do you roast on?
Now I have 3 Giesens: 200 grammes, 15kg and 60kg. Recently, I use 200 grammes’ machine more often than others.
How do you choose green coffee?
According to the principle “I will be able to sell it or I will not be able to sell it”, but always with the obligatory condition: I should love this coffee.
Current trends that affect your work
Cops stop me every morning in Butovo (xD - editor's note).
Your favorite drink, if not coffee:
Tea, all sorts of lemonade, beer and bourbon.
Fishing and playing guitar. I do not play professionally, rather, it's like a meditation for me.
When you were a child, what did you dream you´d become?
An engineer like my dad.