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27. Martin Hudak: “Everyday Try To Be Better Than Yesterday And Worst Than Tomorrow ”

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Martin Hudák was born in Prešov, Slovakia and began his career behind the bar immediately after graduating from secondary school. He quickly discovered a passion for both coffee and cocktails, and for combining the two, and through determination and hard work moved to London five years later to join one of the world’s best bar teams at The Savoy’s and legendary the best bar in the world American Bar, where he held the position of senior bartender for nearly for years.

Not only does Martin hone his bartending skills behind this famous bar but he continues to showcase his expertise by participating in prestigious industry competitions. He has shaken and stirred at the world finals for various global competitions. As well he has made it to the world finals of Coffee in Good Spirit several times. Martin was a double runner up in Melbourne (2014) and Shanghai (2016) with his signature coffee beverage program and his Irish Coffee respectively.

And after so many years all his effort result into the title of World Coffee in Good Spirit Champion from Budapest (2017).

With this title over one year he travelled more than 50 countries and trained around 3000 passionate coffee and cocktail aficionados during his training programs and cocktail demonstrations touching topics of coffee cocktail future.

Likewise, his company Spiritual Coffee is responsible for many coffee cocktail programs during events to be mentioned – London Coffee Festival, London Fashion Week and Bar Shows or personalized coffee cocktail concepts for bars and coffee shops around the globe.

Martin is also Global coffee ambassador for Australian craft coffee liquor – Mr. Black Spirits which he represents around the world.

Currently based in Sydney where he opened with his team new concept Maybe Sammy as a “swing” on a classic hotel cocktail bar, minus the hotel. Inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour. And lately won at TOTC – Best New International Cocktail Bar 2019 and also got ranked as Best Australasian Bar and no 11th within 50 World’s Best Bars 2020.

Lastly during Drink Magazine Bar Awards ceremony in Shanghai, he was announced by peers as new International bartender of the year 2019. And in March 2020 was recognized by Forbes magazine Slovakia as one of 30 under 30 most talented and inspirational young personalities. And in September 2020 recognized as 49th most influential industry icon in the globe by Drinks International.

Martin’s Insagram ► https://www.instagram.com/martin_hudak/

Maybe Sammy ► https://www.instagram.com/maybe_sammy_sydney/

Sammy Junior ► https://www.instagram.com/sammy_junior_sydney/

Spiritual Coffee ► https://www.spiritualcoffee.co

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