Project Description

Goda Pangonyte
Italala Caffè

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

Young, strong willed coffee enthusiast with wild rock star heart and temper.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

I am excited to be around and to compete with the best baristas in the world.

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

Vilnius Coffee Festival, National Barista Championship 2019 – Winner.

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

I feel like the coffee industry will be expanded by creative people with crazy ideas, who will complement it with new, innovative ways to produce coffee. I hope to see more coffee shops adapt to their customers’ needs and introduce them to the coffee world we as baristas all know.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Sometimes it’s better not to plan things, but to dedicate yourself to the projects and opportunities that come to your life and make you happy. In this case, I am more than ready for what comes next. Let’s spread the love, innovation, creativity, beauty, and rock’n’roll that coffee offers, with a crazy twist.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I love the stage and singing. For a while I worked as a sales person and loved it because I was always around people.

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

For sure! Sarune Paskocimaite, Francesco Sanapo, Francesco Masciullo, Ditta Artigianale, and the Italala Caffe team—thank you!

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