Ronald Valero, Colombia 2018-05-02T09:25:43+00:00

Project Description

Colombia
Ronald Valero
Juan Valdez® Café

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am father to my son, Esteban Valero. I work in the training area of Juan Valdez Café. I am currently completing my 7th semester in business administration.

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

What I am most excited to do while I am in Amsterdam is to get to know specialty coffees from around the world, learning from other cultures and having the chance to eat Dutch cheese in Holland.

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

Colombian National Barista Championship 2010 – 8th Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2011 – 2nd Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2012 – 1st Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2013 – 5th Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2015 – 2nd Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2016 – 2nd Place
Colombian National Barista Championship 2017 – 1st Place
World Barista Championship 2013 – 29th Place, Round One

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

My family is my main motivation; I also have an excellent team composed of coffee growers, trainers and friends.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Spending time with my son, who’s my inspiration, watching classic movies, and going to watch my favorite football team are other interests I have besides coffee.

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