Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’m Camilo but my friends call me Kamo. I’ve been working with coffee since 2012, and since I made my first Espresso, I felt in love with this amazing world of coffee. I’ve been investigating and studying how to improve my skills since then. Currently I work in area of the quality control, and now I can teach and inspire new baristas.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
I would love to visit great cafés like George Howell Coffee, to taste good coffee, and learn the most that I can.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
Chile National Barista Championship 2018 – 1st Place
Amsterdam World Barista Championship 2018 – 54th Place, Round One
Chile National Barista Championship 2019 – 1st Place
I’m looking forward to do my best in the 2019 Boston World Barista Championship!
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
I hope that we can value and recognize the work of coffee farmers. I hope that more and more people can access coffee knowledge, and get the chance to taste amazing coffee.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Drinking coffee and being happy.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I love outdoor walks, gardening, and practicing yoga.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
I must thank everyone in Chile that has supported and wished me good vibes. I want to say a special thanks to my lovely wife and family, for being part of my achievements. Of course, thanks to Tallercafé for supporting me, and to Anapac for supporting the coffee scene in Chile.