MILAN – Egidio (Edy) Bieker – SCA expert and coffee taster coffee taster, a world famous coffee specialist – has recently announced his retirement after 33 years spent working with Sandalj Trading Company, a well-known coffee trader based in Trieste, where he held the position of company’s ceo and Vice President.
In 2016, Bieker was honoured with SCAE’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his long-standing career as Sandalj Trading’s head of quality and training.
Born in Trieste in 1953 and in the coffee sector since 1976, in 1990 Edy Bieker joined Sandalj Trading Company.
In 2009 he was named a Maestro del Lavoro of the Italian Republic for his professional achievements. He is one of the first Authorised SCAE Trainers in Italy, and among other roles, has been a judge for both Cup of Excellence and Barista competitions.
In this exclusive interview to Comunicaffe from 2016, Edy Bieker talks about coffee traceability and certification programs, single origin products and their perception among consumers, the role of baristas, as well as the new trends in the Italian coffee market.