Project Description

Manuela Fensore
Italy
Barlady Cafe’ Academy

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m 29 years old this year and I’ve been working in coffee for the last 5 years. I love latte art because it allows me to express myself and what I feel. I train myself any time I can, to reach new goals.

How did you get started in coffee?:

4 years ago in partnership with Carmen Clemente, I opened the Barlady Coffee Shop. Then I felt the need to train, and I started to follow SCA Certifications.

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

2018 Italian Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2018 World Latte Art Championship – 12th Place, Semi-Finals
2019 Italian Latte Art Championship – 1st Place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

It’s the first time I’ve visited Berlin. I’m very excited to walk around, see places, and visit coffee roasteries.

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

A bottle cap.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Training, training, training. Never stop training hard.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I have a child, Leonardo, who is 7 years old. The rest of my time is spent with him.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Going around the world teaching—still in the field of coffee.

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

I thank Carmen Clemente for all the support she provided me. A special thanks to Irvine Quek for all the suggestions and advice.

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