Project Description

Milton Luciano
Puerto Rico
Tazon Coffee Shop

Please tell us a little about yourself:

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

I’ve competed in many local Latte Art Jams and competitions and have managed to won 1st place in many of them.

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

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

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

The most important secret is 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 5 years?:

I see my self 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 competition?:

Above all I thank God who has opened doors and opportunities for me to come this far. 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 developing 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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