There’s no doubt about it. Canberra’s own Sasa Sestic is a worldwide coffee legend.
Sasa migrated to Australia from war-torn Bosnia in 1997. Only a few years later he competed in the European Handball for Australia in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. This wouldn’t be the last time he competed for Australia though. In 2015, he represented Australia and was crowned World Barista Champion!
Now, Sasa's main focus is creating and connecting a global coffee community and producing the perfect cup of coffee.
Widely regarded as one of the industry’s leading educators, Sasa mentors, trains and consults with baristas and café owners from around the globe.
Sasa's recent autobiography and documentary, both titled, ‘The Coffee Man’, follow his journey through coffee farms and winning the World Barista Championship.
What's your nickname? SS. The Coffee Man
If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? SS. Honestly I would be at home, I have been traveling far too much
If you were a woman for a day, what's one thing you would you do? SS. Try to spend an entire day understanding how women process everything
If you got stuck in an elevator and were forced to listen to only one song, what would it be? SS. Zeljko Joksimovic - Lane Moje
What weird food combination do you enjoy?
SS. Spice and acidic
If you had visitors, what Canberra attraction would you say can't be missed? SS. Parliament House
Where do you go for your favourite meal in Canberra? SS. Monster Kitchen @ Hotel Hotel
What is one thing that irritates you about Canberra? SS. Cold weather
What's your favourite getaway within the surrounding region? SS. Batemans Bay. To stay overnight and cruise down the river on my boat.
What's the last event you attended in Canberra? SS. "Jammin Da House" latte art event at Highroad.
Beach or Snow? Beach
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate
Netflix or Kindle? Netflix
Burger or Pizza? Pizza
Sweet or Savoury? Sweet
Pushups or Pullups? Pullups If you could jump into a pool full of something what would it be? SS. Jelly Beans