Project Description

Arthur Malaspina
Octávio Café

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I studied drama. I wanted to be an actor. I was disappointed with the devaluation of art in my country. The café welcomed me. I started my career as a barista three years ago, and today I work and live on a specialty coffee farm, where I am a roaster and a quality analyst of roasted coffee.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

I want to walk the streets, practice my English, feel the air, and who knows…maybe even see some snow.

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

Brazilian Brewers Cup 2017

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I’m afraid the preference for practicality will replace quality.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I hope to be defending the very purposes in which I believe today. Believe in quality coffee.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:


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

I would like to thank my company, Octávio Café, for believing in me and encouraging me always. My best friend Martha Grill, for always instigating me. To Danilo Lodi for all the professional support. Marina Gomes for taking my hand and bringing me forward. And to the love of my life Lucas for taking care of my heart.

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