Project Description

Supachai Swangumpi
Thailand
Duck You Caferista

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I am an ordinary guy who loves coffee so much, and it’s thanks to coffee that has brought me here to the world stage!

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started my coffee journey in 2014, when my love in coffee made me want to drink it everyday. Unfortunately coffee shops in my area were not what I expected, so I decide to do it by myself! And so, coffee brought me here! 🙂

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

2015 Thailand National Barista Competition – 4th Place
2016 Thailand National Barista Competition – 1st Runner Up
2016 LA Anaheim Coffee Fest Latte Art Competition – 3rd Place
2017 Thailand National Barista Competition –  2nd Runner Up
2017 Thailand National Latte Art Competition – 2nd Runner Up
2018 Thailand National Barista Competition – 6th Place
2018 Thailand National Latte Art Champion

What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:

First of all I am excited about my upcoming world competition!!! I’ve never been to Brazil before so after the competition, I hope I can enjoy and relax by touring around Brazil and maybe go to Rio 🙂

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

A square cup 🙂

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

First thing Practice a LOT 🙂
Second… be motivated to move forward.
And the last your attitude—be honest to yourself. If you do wrong don’t think it’s ok, rethink and make it right!!

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Music and fashion.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Doing great in the coffee industry, especially in my barista competition. I hope to rock the world with my espresso ONE DAY!

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

Absolutely! My family for believing and supporting me this far. And to my Team (Moomoo, Haen, Paddy), a huge thank you to them for trusting in me a lot 🙂

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