Please tell us a little about yourself:
My name is Kamila and I’m 24 years old. I have worked in coffee for 2 years. Right now, I work as a freelance Barista. I like to communicate with guests, make delicious coffee, and learn new things about it.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2018 Polish Brewers Cup Champion
What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:
I’m excited to discover local culture and meet coffee people from all over the world.
What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:
In 2015, my first specialty coffee espresso, with an amazing taste of strawberries, butter, and blueberries. Still in my mind.
What is your favorite coffee brewing method and why?:
Pour over. I like the structure, body, and expression of flavour it brings out of a coffee.
What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:
Ethiopia is a country which I would like to explore and see.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
In my spare time, I enjoy music, mountains and generally spending time outdoors.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
It’s easy – I would like to be better barista than I am today. :) I want to open my own coffee shop, but I don’t know if it will be in less than 5 years or more.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
My first trainer Aga Rojewska—thank you for trust. I am truly happy for everything that the Project Origin team did for me. But also Paula, and the whole Polish SCA Chapter for support. And thank you to all those who helped me, worried about me, believed in me.