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.