Project Description

Leonardo Correa
Unique Cafés

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m a dreamer! I really love to learn and teach people about specialty coffees!

How did you get started in coffee?:

I just graduated from school and began to work in coffee at Unique Cafés.

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

Brazilian Barista National Competition 2017/18
2017 – 7th place
2018 – 12th Place
Brazilian Latte Art National Competition 2018/19
2018 – 2nd Place
2019 – 1st Place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

I want to meet all the champions, take some pictures of the trophies, taste a lot of different coffees that we can’t find in Brazil, and have fun in the city! This will be my first time abroad.

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

A portafilter basket

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Be calm, use creamy milk, and a really good espresso.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I love to play soccer!

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

At the World Barista Championship.

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

My company, Unique Cafés, and my training friend, Gabriel Guimarães.