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  • Company: Fabrika Coffee Shop

Hello, my name is Lejla. I am 26 years old and I was born in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a child, I grew up surrounded by the scent of coffee, with my grandmother who roasted coffee daily, and at an early age, a love for coffee developed between us.

At the age of 15/16, I started working as a helper in a café while still a student. At 19, I was introduced to specialty coffee, marking the beginning of my ongoing adventure. Since then, I have attended numerous barista training sessions, learning how to roast coffee and prepare it in the best possible way. For the past 3 years, I have been working as a Head Barista and Shop Manager.

Last year, I finally launched my own academy for future baristas. Additionally, I have participated in various competitions where I have been awarded multiple times. My journey with coffee has been both fulfilling and rewarding, and I am excited to continue growing in this industry.

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Describe your journey in the coffee industry so far
When I was little kid my grandmother owned coffee rostery so I fell in love with coffee from the young age. When I was 16 I started working in Coffee shop, since then I learned a lot bcs I fell in love in making and roasting coffee. Unfortunately bcs I'm from Bosnia so I couldn't get good coffee education here so I traveled to Italy to get my Barista certification and in Bosnia I was one of few people having SCA certification. For the last few years I done lot of work shop teaching people about coffee. Last year I finally opened my Coffee Academy in Sarajevo. For the last 3 years I'm managing the best speciality coffee shop in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I created the best team of people who also win lot of competition in Balkan. I tried to make my story short but I have lot more!

Lejla's signature drink - Dark Night

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