Project Description

Tamara Nadolph
Bar Italia

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

My name is Tamara. I’m 31 years old, I live in Austria. In 2009, I opened my own coffee shop in Villach. For me it’s very important to serve good coffee to my customers, so I did a lot of courses and training to serve the perfect coffee and make a little art in a cup of coffee.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I reopened my mom’s coffee shop and started to take the SCA coffee education courses. After the first course I knew that I wanted to learn more about coffee.

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

2014 National Latte Art Championships – 4th Place
2018 National Latte Art Championships – 1st Place
2019 National Latte Art Championships – 1st Place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

To participate again at the WLAC

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

I think a blind filter is the most unusual vessel I have used.

What is the secret to great latte art?:

A lot of training and never forget to have fun.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

First of all, my dogs. I’m a breeder and work a lot with my dogs—spending time with them in nature, going hiking or hunting, which is my second passion besides coffee. That’s the best thing to calm down after a very busy working day.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I want to share my knowledge with other people interested in coffee.

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

Yes first of all my family, without their patience my coffee career wouldn’t have developed the way it did. Thank you also to my mental coach, Solveigh; and Karo and Zeene, the world’s best employees.

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