Project Description

Joe Marie Lichangco
UCC Philipines

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I’m Joe Marie Lichangco from UCC Coffee Philippines!😊

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started as barista in early 2015.

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

2016 Philippine National Championships – 2nd Place
2017 Philippine National Championships – 4th Place
2018 Philippine National Championships – Champion

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

I’m excited to watch other competitions and visits some places .

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

Making a combo design in 1oz shot glass 😊 It makes it more fun for me to pour into that!

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

I always follow the basics, and improve on them to make creative latte art.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Sports, basketball in particular 😊

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

I can never see myself stopping competing around the world!

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

A big thank you to my boss and trainer who have always been there for and supported me. To my coffee friends in Philippines—thank you guys!

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