Project Description

Ieva Ivonė
Taste Map

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I really love what I do. Coffee helped me to find myself.

How did you get started in coffee?:

Accidentally, alongside my studies. But coffee turned my life upside down :)

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

Lithuania Barista Championship 2011/2013 – 3rd/2nd place
Lithuania Latte Art Champion 2013 – 1st Place
2013 World Latte Art Championship Nice – 14th Place
Lithuania Cuptasters Championship 2013/2016/2017/2018 – 2nd Place x 3 & 3rd Place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

The best thing for me is to meet a lot of passionate coffee people and share the experience. And of course I’m excited to do my best in the competition. I really wanted to get this opportunity to compete in the worlds again and will do my best there.

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

A portafilter

What is the secret to great latte art?:

The best way is to relax and just love what you do

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Films, books, travelling, yoga.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Working deeply with coffee, building Taste Map as a sustainable and responsible business, with some amazing roasted coffees.

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

I am really thankful for my family who’ve never stopped believing in me, and have supported me the entire time.

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