Please tell us a little about yourself:
Rawirat Techasitthanet, better known as Jibbi Little or Latte art queen in the specialty coffee community, is a Sydney based Q-grader, competition judge and coffee roaster.
How did you get started in coffee?:
My first foray into coffee came when I came to Sydney from Thailand to study. I got a part time job in a cafe, and started mixing the espresso base with milk. At first my understanding was very basic, but as I got better, it became my passion.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
I am the current Australian 2019 Latte Art Champion and a 5 time winner of NSW State Latte Art championship (2014-2018), and i have also won a lot of latte art smack downs in the last 3 years.
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
Sourcing and drinking the best German beer
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
What is the secret to great latte art?:
The key is nailing the basics. Everything is still the combination of a heart, a leaf, or a tulip. And I adjust my pour in different ways, and this really helps me make some very interesting designs in a coffee cup.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
The evolution and development of online business.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Traveling the word.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WLAC?:
The list of people I would like to name is way too long, but I would like to say thank you to all my Aussie friends who have embraced and supported me throughout this amazing journey.