Project Description

Héctor Hernández
Cafés El Tostadero

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I am passionate about coffee. I currently manage the quality area of a coffee roaster in Zaragoza, Spain. I enjoy my job very much because I do what I really love.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I entered the world of coffee by chance, as I wanted to experience new fields in restoration.

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

2014, 2015, 2017 Spanish Latte Art Champion
2014 World Latte Art Championship Rimini – 14th Place, Round One
2015 World Latte Art Championship Gothenburg – 24th Place, Round One

What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:

I wish to visit coffee farms, sightsee in the city, and share with this experience with the other baristas.

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

The one with which I’m going to surprise you this year, something typically Spanish!

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

A lot of effort, consistency, and training.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I don’t have them, my world revolves around the world of coffee.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Sharing my knowledge and experience with other professionals who are starting out, helping them to achieve their goals and dreams.

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

For their support and help I’d like to thank my company, Cafés El Tostadero, especially Jesús, Andrea and Luis, Mocca Master, San Remo (Italy), Csaba Bóka, for their trainings, and Javier Carrión.

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