Project Description

Greg Raymond
Carasso Coffee Geneva

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

After studying International Trade, I opted for a course in starry restoration. I started out in the world of coffee 4 years ago as head of Carasso shops in Geneva. In addition to my work in the shop, I followed a large part of the training given by the Swiss Academy of Coffee. The goal is to discover this incredible caffeinated world. The latte art practice was, in the beginning, a way to show our customers what we could do with espresso machines. This practice, thanks to several workshops of improvement, became more regular. Then came my first participation at the Swiss Latte Art Championships in 2017, culminating in a participation in the Final. Then the title of champion in 2019.

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

2019: Swiss Latte Art Champ 1st
2018: Lugano Barista Jam 2nd
2018: Swiss Aeropress Champ 1st round
2018: Swiss Cup tasting Champ 1st round
2017: Swiss Latte Art Champ 4th

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I’m excited to be representing Switzerland and share passion for coffee with the best baristas from all over the world.

What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:

My daughter’s mermaid box.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Training, training, and maybe even some more training.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Family and rugby.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Still on stage at the World Coffee Championships.

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

Philippe Carasso, my boss, for supporting my training. Ennio Cantergiani, my coffee guru, for supporting all the great workshop I’ve done. All the great champions I’ve met in the last 3 years, who’ve helped me improve my latte art.

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