Coffee Consultant & CEO, Kaapi Solutions India OPC Pvt. Ltd.; Certified Arabica Q Grader through CQI; Silver medalist at WBC, Oslo 2002
Certified Arabica Q Grader and an internationally acclaimed personality, Mr. Vikram Khurana is the most celebrated face of the Indian Coffee Community. With abundance of knowledge, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaapi solutions, Mr. Khurana comes with extensive 21 years of experience in the coffee industry and has played an instrumental role in changing the coffee culture in India for the better. His contributions towards the industry are noteworthy, being a major force in the growth of Italian coffee culture in India, he has paved way to the increase in number of the finest cafés in the country.
A prodigy in the truest of sense, Mr. Khurana was the first and only Indian to secure a silver medal in the World Barista Championship 2002, competing with fellow baristas from 27 other countries. Being the second-youngest participant with only 8 months of experience didn’t stop him from mesmerizing the patrons with his talent. His enthusiasm and impeccable skill were apparent to one and all. Since then, there has been no turning back and Mr. Khurana has time and again proved to be the extraordinaire, coffee industry of India can’t do without.
- Visiting Faculty for 01-year PG Diploma in coffee quality management by Coffee Board of India
- National Jury Member of National Barista Championship since 2007
- Eminent Speaker at KAAPI Shastra Program organized by Coffee Board of India
- Founder Member and Former director, Probat KAAPI India Pvt. Ltd.