Please tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m from Manizales, Colombia and interestingly I learned about coffee in Chile and it’s been six years since i made my first espresso. Now I’m part of the quality department in TallerCafé. As a Barista Trainer part of my job is sharing knowledge with people who are as in love with coffee as I am, and that is what I enjoy the most about it.
What are you excited to do while you are in Amsterdam?:
I’m amazed just thinking of living the experience! I want to learn all that I can,
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
This was my first national competition, so this is going to be my first WBC, and I hope there will be more in the future.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
I really must say thanks to the great team of TallerCafè that always give their best. To my beautiful wife who loves coffee, my family and all the people in Chile and Colombia that have been supporting me.
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
Beyond changing, I think customers will be more aware of what to expect in a cup of coffee. That is wonderful because it means that people are learning and understanding all the work behind a good cup of coffee.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
Happy, drinking a lot of coffee. I would like to develop as Q grader, and work with producers on fincas.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I enjoy practicing yoga every day. I am a participant in a movement of food awareness, and I like reading and also enjoy being outdoors.