Carlos de la Torre
Cafe con Jiribilla
Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve worked as a barista the last 10 years. Right now I’m in that horrible moment when your company needs you more behind a desk than behind the bar, but at least that gives me the opportunity to travel a lot, visiting coffee farms and training baristas. I really love roasting and brewing coffee, sharing ideas, and drinking cocktails with my friends.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
World Cup Tasters Championship, Vienna 2012
World Brewers Cup, Gothenburg 2015
World Brewers Cup, Dublin 2016
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
I can see it moving towards more conscious consumption, that leads to a better quality of life for everyone in the supply chain.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Rising my kids, roasting coffee, and training baristas.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Family, dogs, cocktails, BBQ, and travelling.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
There’s a lot of friends and family involved in my training and ideas developement but certainly, this road to the WBC is inspired by the growing specialty coffee community in Mexico from coffee producers to roasters, baristas and consumers working every day to share our coffee culture with the world.