Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve worked in coffee for 10 years. Most recently I’m a barista trainer, unemployed freelancer, and competitor.
How did you get started in coffee?:
Accidentally! It was supposed to be a summer job.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2011 Polish Latte Art Championship – 3rd Place
2011 Polish Barista Championship – 6th Place
2012 Polish Barista Championship – 5th Place
2013 Polish Latte Art Championship – 5th Place
2013 Coffee Fest Łódź Barista Competition – 1st Place
2014 Polish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2014 Melbourne World Latte Art Championship – 17th Place, Round One
2014 Polish Barista Championship – 2nd Place
2014 Polish Latte Art Cup – 1st Place
2015 Polish Barista Championship – 1st Place
2015 Seattle World Barista Championship – 34th Place, Round One
2015 Milano Latte Art Challenge – 1st Place
2016 Polish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2016 Shanghai World Latte Art Championship – 5th Place
2016 Polish Barista Championship – 1st Place
2016 Dublin World Barista Championship – 34th Place
2016 World Latte Art Battle (Seoul, South Korea) – Top 8
2017 Polish Brewers Cup – 2nd Place
2017 Polish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2017 Budapest World Latte Art Championship – 3rd Place
2017 World Latte Art Battle – Top 8
2017 Coffee Masters (New York) – 2nd Place
2018 Polish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2018 Polish Coffee In Good Spirits Championship – 2nd Place
2018 Coffee Masters (London) – 1st Place
2018 Polish Barista Championship – 1st Place
2018 Amsterdam World Barista Championship – 1st Place
What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:
I’m excited to meet my fellow competitors and to learn from them.
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
I guess… my friend’s hands!
What is your secret to making great latte art?:
Practice, practice and practice. Oh, and did I mention practice?
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
Making better coffee.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
My #teamRojes: Paula i Kamila – the best of the best!