Project Description

Jani Huusko

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

Hello! I’m Jani Huusko. I work as a barista in Helsinki, Finland. I love coffee culture and people who work with coffee, we are a huge family. Coffee, art, music, and fashion inspire me to create new things and develop myself. I want to highlight the artistic aspect of coffee.

How did you get started in coffee?:

When I studied I attended a barista course. Then I started to learn more and more about coffee and I got my first barista job. And now I’m here.

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

Finnish Latte Art Champion 2019

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I want to meet coffee people, see the competition, drink good coffee. Also I want to explore the city.

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

It’s not my thing to pour latte art into weird things, maybe a bowl…

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Perfect milk foam, clean surface before the patterns, contrast.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I really love art, music, fashion, and studying the Russian language.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Still in coffee maybe… I don’t usually make these kind of plans.

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

I want to thank Urito and Jenni from Cafe Pequeno; Caffi; Cafetoria Roastery; and Jarno for the support. And of course SCA Finland.

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