Project Description

Leo Li
New Zealand
Atomic Coffee Roasters

Please tell us a little about yourself:

Being the second time New Zealand champion, I’m very excited to be here for the world championships again.

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

2018 New Zealand Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2017 World Latte Art Championship – 7th Place, Semi-Finals
2017 New Zealand Latte Art Championship – 1st Place

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

Enjoy a different atmosphere in the city, and of course trying out beautiful coffees in Brazil!

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

Into an egg shell.

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

The 3 p’s—passion, patience, practice

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Watching movies, chilling at the beach, and taking road trips.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Still in the coffee industry, hopefully with my own shop.

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

All the colleague from my company, Atomic Coffee Roasters, and a special thanks to my coach Masako.