Project Description

Shinji Hayashi
Drip&Drop Coffee Supply

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I am the Latte Art Champion from Japan. I’ve competed in this competition four times, and have finally finally won! I’d like to win the World Latte Art Championship.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I was impressed with how the baristas behaved.

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

2013 Japan Latte Art Championship – 5th Place
2014 Japan Latte Art Championship – 6th Place
2018 Japan Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open Tokyo 2018 – 3rd Place

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


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

A bamboo.

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

Adjusting how I hold the cup I am pouring into.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Horse racing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

In Kyoto, Japan.

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

My wife and coworkers.