Martin Hudak is bridging the gap between coffee and cocktails. He is the Global Coffee Ambassador for Mr Black and a bartender at Maybe Sammy.
Originally from Slovakia – a country that’s produced more than its fair share of bartending royalty – Martin began his career in hospitality at a local cafe, before he zipped over to London for a 3-year stint at The American Bar at the Savoy.
In 2018, he moved to Sydney to help set up Maybe Sammy and became the Global Ambassador for locally-roasted Mr Black Coffee Liqueur. Along the way, he’s won the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, taken out the top gong at World’s 50 Best with the American Bar, and in 2019, Maybe Sammy won the Spirited Award for Best New International Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail.
We explore Martin’s career trajectory behind the bar, before getting his top pieces of advice for making coffee cocktails, including a favourite recipe you can try today.