Meet Veronika Galova Vesela, five-time Slovakian Brew Champion, and our new sales representative for Europe.
Veronika began her coffee journey almost eight years ago when she took a job as a part-time barista at Starbucks in Prague. She fell in love with coffee and sought to learn more, undertaking several advanced barista courses. Soon she was spending more time immersed in coffee education than her university studies.
Upon graduating, Veronika took a job with the Czech roastery La Boheme Café, and entered her first barista competition at the Coffee in Good Spirits in Prague. She took home the national title. The following year she competed in her home country of Slovakia, and took that national title too. Competitions became such a focus that Veronika left the roastery to start her own business as an independent barista and consultant, eventually opening a barista training school in the Czech Republic, all so she could have more flexibility to train for competitions. She also traveled to Panama, her first trip to origin.
The opportunity to work for CCS was the perfect next step for Veronika, who is eager to discover more flavors from different origins, and to hear the coffee stories and innovations from producers, roasteries and coffee shops.
“Traveling to origin and around Europe, meeting other coffee professionals, it sounds like heaven for coffee enthusiast like me,” Veronika said.
Welcome to the CCS team!