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FEB-MAR 2014

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Transhkina, Koffein, in third; Nataliya Obruch, Double B Coffee & Tea, in fourth; Christina Tkachenko, Traveler's Coffee, in fifth; and Anton Myakinkov, LES, in sixth. Reg Barber created the custom trophies and was on hand to award them to the six barista finalists. On the Main Business Stage, the final program of the Coffeeducation League for Russia 2013 took place. Barista experts Gwilym Davies, Colin Harmon, Fritz Storm, Asli Yaman, Dmitriy Koryukin, and Nikolay Chistyakov hosted master classes for the attendees. Gwilym, Colin, and Asli shared their professional experience with guests of the exhibition at the individual and paired master classes. Fritz Storm, the host of the Coffeeducation League for Russia 2013, talked about trips to a huge range of coffee-producing countries, and shared his knowledge about coffee production and selection, and recent trends in the coffee world. At the close of Fritz's session, Roman Garkaviy scored highest on a written test based on Fritz's presentation, and won a trip to the Barista Camp, hosted by Fritz and Kentaro Maruyama. Timur Dudkin hosted the Russian Alternative Cup Tasters Championship, with participants from 30 Russian and Ukrainian cities. Boris Efimov of Montana Coffee in Moscow won the competition; Natalia Subbotina of Franco in Moscow took second; and Roman Melnyk of Sweet Cava in Lviv, Ukraine, won third place. In the Russian Coffee Roasting Championship, the top three competitors received trophies from Reg Barber, and the winner—Dmitriy Boroday—earned the opportunity to represent Russia at the World Coffee Roasting Championship in 2014. Alexander Shevkunov came in second; Daniel Panov placed third; Sergei Tabera took fourth; Yuri Golovkov placed fifth; and Konstantin Drugov was awarded sixth place. The Grind & Brew coffee-grinding contest was judged by Tatiana Elizarova and Alexander Tsibaev, and won by Vladimir Hamidov. Nikita Redkokashin and Vladimir Kovalenko tied for second place; and Dmitry Maurin came in third. At the Brew Bar, visitors enjoyed fresh coffee brewed in alternative ways as well as the Profile Challenge competition. Attendees could taste coffees roasted by Victor Skuratov (Omsk), Eugene Kalaytanov (Omsk), Nikita Redkokashin (Belgorod), Oleg Kustov (Khabarovsk), and Stanislav Zyryanov (Moscow). Throughout the exhibition, famous Moscow coffeehouses and tea rooms hosted parties for attendees of the Moscow Coffee and Tea Festival, the final of which was the Sweet Spot Party by Natvia and the Moscow Coffee and Tea Expo. Guests enjoyed Latin dances, music, and Cuban cigars, rum, and carnival costumes. You can find videos, photos, and more information on the Moscow Coffee and Tea Expo website ( and the official page on Facebook ( —From staff reports 25

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