Project Description

Sebastian Villamizar
La Palma & El Tucan

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I consider myself a very passionate, driven and committed person and I am extremely thankful for having the privilege of being a part of this beautiful industry. I also believe that through specialty coffee we will be able to motivate and encourage young people to continue growing this product that connects us every day.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

There are many things I am excited to do in while I am in Boston. Some of these include: meeting and sharing knowledge with people from all over the world, tasting coffees at local coffee shops and doing some sight-seeing.

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

Colombian Brewer’s Cup Competition 2017 – 1st Place
World Brewers Cup 2018 – 16th Place

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I think technology will play a big role in the industry and will improve traceability. Also, unfortunately we need to make big changes in order to guarantee sustainability.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

In 5 years, I see myself being part of the group that contributes to growing and honouring the specialty coffee industry. I will keep working hard at origin to promote the sustainability of this beautiful product and also to work towards slowing down climate change

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Aside from coffee, I really enjoy art, sports, and spending time with people who are close to me.

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

I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today without my team and everyone who has shared a coffee conversation with me. Therefore, I’d like to thank them and my family.