Please tell us a little about yourself:
My name is Tamara. I’m 31 years old, I live in Austria. In 2009, I opened my own coffee shop in Villach. For me it’s very important to serve good coffee to my customers, so I did a lot of courses and training to serve the perfect coffee and make a little art in a cup of coffee.
How did you get started in coffee?:
I reopened my mom’s coffee shop and started to take the SCA coffee education courses. After the first course I knew that I wanted to learn more about coffee.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2014 National Latte Art Championships – 4th Place
2018 National Latte Art Championships – 1st Place
2019 National Latte Art Championships – 1st Place
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
To participate again at the WLAC
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
I think a blind filter is the most unusual vessel I have used.
What is the secret to great latte art?:
A lot of training and never forget to have fun.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
First of all, my dogs. I’m a breeder and work a lot with my dogs—spending time with them in nature, going hiking or hunting, which is my second passion besides coffee. That’s the best thing to calm down after a very busy working day.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I want to share my knowledge with other people interested in coffee.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WLAC?:
Yes first of all my family, without their patience my coffee career wouldn’t have developed the way it did. Thank you also to my mental coach, Solveigh; and Karo and Zeene, the world’s best employees.