When obsession meets the love of coffee: an interview with World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic

World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic grew up in war-torn Bosnia.  He was a professional European Handball  player.  Then he immigrated to Australia, took an entry-level job in the food services industry, and grew positively obsessed with coffee.

This is his story.

Of what happens when obsession and an immigrant’s will to succeed meets the coffee we all love.

Behind so many of our coffee industry’s leaders there are stories like his of persistence, hard-work, and a thirst for adventure.  You don’t need a college degree to thrive in coffee, or fancy certificates.  You just need…beans.