Eduardo Ramirez Fallas
Oxcart Coffee Cafe Imports
Please tell us a little about yourself:
My history and development in the coffee world first came five years ago, when I started working in the area of quality control and management in a coffee mill in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. From that moment my passion for coffee led me to learn about the entire productive, industrial and economic chain of coffee. Then I decided to learn the art of cupping from the master, Sergio Astua; a professional taster with more than 20 years of experience in the coffee world. At the Professional Services of Cupping school, Sergio Astua shared all his passion and knowledge with me, leading to me being crowned National Cup Tasters Champion of Costa Rica in 2019 on my first attempt. I am disciplined, with lots of action but few words, with a calm character, passionate about my profession, and always open to new knowledge. I have continuous improvement in his blood, always seeking to create mutually beneficial relationships that involve all the actors in the coffee world. I’m currently part of the first Cafe Imports office in a country of origin, Oxcart Coffee, as a Sensorial Analyst. I enjoy learning and re-learning from anyone who wants to talk between tastings and good cups of coffee.
How did you get started in coffee?:
Five years ago with the desire to develop as a professional, in a coffee mill in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
National Cup Tasters Championship Costa Rica 2019, First Place.
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
It will be my first time in Europe, so I would like to know about the culture of Germany, the trends in coffee consumption, and get to know historical places.
What is your favourite coffee to cup?:
All coffees are amazing to cup, they all present different profiles, and that is awesome for me
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I love practicing sports and spending time with my family.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Growing in the specialty coffee industry and helping coffee producers from different origins around the world to improve quality by transmitting my knowledge.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WCTC?:
Thank you of course to God, it has been his will that represents my beautiful country in a world cup; my girlfriend; my family; and of course my teacher that I appreciate very much, Sergio Astua.