Project Description

Mauricio Rodriguez
Garabato – Neira

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

I was born in Apurimac, Peru. I have been making and studying coffee for the last 4 years. I have travelled around Perú, Colombia, and Brazil for the past 4 years, visiting farms and understanding coffee in all senses. Coffee is my life love.

What are you excited to do while you are in Amsterdam?:

Meet all the best Baristas in the world.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

Copa Barista 2016 Brazil: 6/32.

Peruvian Barista Championship: 1/22

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:

To all the Peruvian team.

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

The coffee industry has already changed a lot in recent years. Customers are now more demanding of quality and that is very important for the industry. We hope that producers receive more and better support to continue improving the quality of coffee.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Being a world-class barista and trainer and with a coffee research laboratory in Peru.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Music and marketing.

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