Tibor Varady – On Hiring and Getting Hired in Specialty Coffee

Tibor Varady Colab Prague 2015

We’re beyond excited to release the video of Tamper Tantrum’s third speaker at our CoLab: Prague event last May. Tibor Várady is the owner of Espresso Embassy, one of the pioneer specialty coffee shops in Budapest, Hungary. Having dropped a career as environmental lawyer, Tibor jumped on the specialty coffee bandwagon “arrogant, ignorant and enthusiastic,” earning himself a finals position in both 2013 World Brewers Cup as Aeropress Championships. We really got to know Tibor better as part of our BGE working group, rather being ‘witty, intelligent and frank’, always questioning our actions to make sure we put the interest of the barista first!

At CoLab: Prague, Tibor talked about his experience hiring people for his shop, as well as shares frank advice and tips on increasing your chances to get hired in specialty coffee… He says, “This is not a recipe. Just like if you buy the Cosmopolitan, if you want to read some love advice, it may or may not work,” but we think you should take his advice to heart.