June 7, 2010

Turkish coffee Cezve/Ibrik competition

A competition was held last Sunday at Ishtar Restaurant in Marylebone in UK to find the best Turkish coffee maker was won by Aysin Aydogdu from Twickenham.  Aysin, who is a barista, won the Cezve/Ibrik competition held by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe.  Coffee makers from Britain, Iran and Uzbekistan were invited to participate.

Aysin, who has represented Britain in the past in this competition, had to impress a five-member jury and to help her entry, put together a harem-like presentation and performance.  26 year-old Aysin will now represent the UK in the Cezve/Ibrik category at the international Caffe Culture competition to be held at London’s Olympia at the end of next month.  She will be competing against representatives from 55 different countries. Other categories include the World Barista Championship, Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Coffee in Good Spirits.