Project Description

Hao-Yuan Chen

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

Hi! I am Hao-Yuan Chen. I have 5 years’ experience as a barista. I have a passion for latte art. I like to create new latte art patterns with my imagination. Some of my ideas are inspired by experience in my life. I wish to bring happiness and surprise to everyone with my latte art.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I had an internship at a coffee shop when I was a college student.

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

2017 Taiwan Latte Art – 3rd Place
2018 Taiwan Latte Art Champion

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I am excited to drink beer and have some delicious food in Berlin.

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

An ice shovel.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Practice, practice, and practice.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I am interested in traveling abroad and sports.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Starting my own coffee business.

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

I would like to thank to my family and my girlfriend for their support. I also want to thank to my coach, Frank and so many friends for helping me to improve my skill in patterns and latte art. Thanks to San-Pin Coffee and Food Company, who provided a coffee machine for my practice.

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