Project Description

Robby Firlian
ST. ALi Jakarta / Common Grounds Coffee Roastery

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I am Robby Firlian, a national representative from Indonesia. I’ve worked at a cafe in Jakarta called St Ali Jakarta for two years. I’ve been working as a barista since 2016, when I started in this profession. I appreciate this work as part of my life because there is a lot of knowledge that I have learned so far.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I started working in the coffee industry because of the education that I was undertaking had fees, so I took this job.

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

2018 Indonesian Latte Art Championships – 1st Place

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

I am very happy to be able to compete in the biggest coffee competition in the world, and I am very happy to meet coffee industry players from various parts of the world. I will not waste this great opportunity to gain a lot of knowledge and insights. I will be sure to bring this knowledge to Indonesia later.

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

Two set rosetta with four streaming hearts with detail in the cup.

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

Making flowers with swan in the end is something I often do.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I am interested in becoming an entrepreneur.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

My target in the next five years is to become a entrepreneur in the coffee industry.

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

I want to thank both my parents and my family who always pray for my every step. Thank you to the woman who has been in my life for six years, and to the coach who trains me without ever giving up.

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