Christian Aramburo – Austria Barista Champion
Since my job fills up a large part in my life, Let me start by telling you about where I work. I work in BUNA the only specialty Coffee shop in Graz, the second largest city in Austria. Although it has been a challenge to really get people into specialty coffee, we stand by our vision. We maybe very small but we take pride in quality. I came from humble beginnings and experienced challenges already as person and as a Coffee professional but understanding to overcome this challenges gives us pride in what we do. I believe that as long as we are happy, it does not matter where we are today, but how far we have travelled from what we are. I love my job and I love people. Maybe that is why I find it easy to connect to people from all walks of life. I’ve lived in different parts of the world and made friends with people from different cultures. Sometimes I wonder how I can make a connection even with language barriers. Yes, German is very hard. Maybe it is because I am genuinely interested in people and find the good things in them. I love thinking and planning and I am always open to new ideas. I find peace in animals and the beauty of nature and find wisdom from listening to the elderly and I find joy in the laughter of little children. In my spare time aside from making coffee, I use barista accuracy and precision in baking and cooking ☺️.