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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? 
16 years 

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. 

Other hobbies? 
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.