Project Description

Hoang Thao
Vietnam
Aramour Coffee & Roastery

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m a manager and barista trainer at Aramour Coffee & Roastery. I have worked in coffee for 7 years but just started with latte art 3 years ago. I always try to push myself beyond my limits to become better day by day.

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:

2017 Vietnam Latte art Competiton – Champion
2017 Vietnam Super Barista Championship – Champion
2018 Vietnam Super Barista Championship – 1st Runner-up
2018 Vietnam PCA Latte art Throwdown – Champion
2019 Vietnam National Latte art Championship – Champion

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I’m excited to discover a new country, to meet the competitors, and to learn from them.

What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:

My secret is no secret—always stay passionate, practice hard, and you’ll be great.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Cooking.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Still passionate about latte art and making coffee better.

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

Big thanks to My boss, Mr. Phuong; and my coach, Mr. Lucas, Irvine. Thanks so so much to my supporter, the team at Aramour Coffee—without them I would definitely not be where I am today.

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