Project Description

Héctor Hernández
Cafes El Tostader

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I have been  competing in the barista championships from the age of 16, and last year placing in 7th at the Semi-Finals of the Brazil World Latte Art Championship.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I got started in coffee by competing in barista championships.

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

National Latte Art Champion 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
World Latte Art Championship 2014 – 14th Place (Round One)
World Latte Art Championship 2015 – 24th Place (Round One)
World Latte Art Championship 2018 – 7th Place (Semi-Finals)
I have competed in more competitions as a barista.

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

Enjoy it with my barista friends and share experiences.

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

A thimble.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Consistency, work, effort and learning from others

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Travelling and getting to know the world.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Helping other baristas fulfil their dreams.

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

My trainer, Andreea; and my company, Cafes El Tostadero. Thanks to them I can pursue my dream and without them, it would not be possible to be in this world championship. Also thank you to my milk pitcher sponsor, Sergio Carreño.

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