9th Degree Coffee
Please tell us a little about yourself:
Hey, my name is Renata Khedun. I have been working as a barista for past 8 years and it is an honor to represent Ireland on the world stage. I love coffee and everything about coffee, especially latte art!
How did you get started in coffee?:
It was my first job when I came to Ireland.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2018 Irish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2018 Irish Cup Tasters Championship – 3rd Place
2017 World Latte Art Championship – 21st Place, Round One
2017 Irish Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2017 Irish Cup Tasters Championship – 2nd Place
2015 Irish Latte Art Championship – 2nd Place
2014 Irish Latte Art Championship – 2nd Place
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
An ice-cream cone.
What is your secret to making great latte art?:
Practice a lot and be patient.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
In 5 years I still see myself in coffee.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
To my husband, he is a big support and help in this competition. To all my friends, who have been there while I was training. To the 9th degree coffee team—thank you to you all!!! X