Project Description

Milton Luciano
Puerto Rico
Tazon Coffee Shop

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m a very humble, down-to-earth person, and I very much like to see others grow and develop. I’m always willing to give to others without expectation, and above all I love to commit to everything I do from the heart.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started as a barista in a Christian Library which had a coffee shop concept.

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

WLAC Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2018 – Ranked 26th
2019 & 2018 Puerto Rico National Championship

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

Get to know the culture and live a new experience, while making great memories.

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

I’ve poured onto a plate.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

The most important things are to have a well thought out pattern, be precise, take it slow, perform it as if you’re competing, and try to win every-time. I practice a lot of different techniques from other baristas and put them together with my own flair.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

A lot of things but above all barber shops, wild life, and pets.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I see myself progressing in many personal and professional areas, while doing my own thing.

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

Above all I thank God, who has opened doors and opportunities for me to come this far. Thank you to Miguel Santos, for giving me the opportunity to get to know the barista industry. To Luis Omi Barbosa, who gave me the opportunity to develop myself professionally as a barista, and to show me beyond what I already knew. This pushed and motivated me to compete and accomplish what I have done to this day.

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