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We reached out to each of the 2015 World Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!
Name: Julieta Vázquez
Company: Arandela Barra de Café
Number of years as a barista: 5
Number of competitions competed in: 3
Mexican Barista Champtionship: 7th (2011), 2nd (2013), 1st (2014)
Competition Coffee: Red Honey from Oaxaca, México.
Signature Beverage: It’s called Chelín, like the farm. It’s a recreation of the process of my coffee. It is made of sweet orange syrup, red apple syrup, tonic water, and cold espresso.
Secret Weapon: The Mexican support.
Routine Theme: The process of my coffee.
Total Practice Hours: 500+
Coach/Coaches: My partner Manuel. He’s the best. Also, I received help from Fabrizio and Jorge from Sublime.
Fashion: It’s a surprise.
Additional Notes: My partner Manuel. He’s the best. Also, I received help from Fabrizio and Jorge from Sublime.
Why do you think you’d make a great World Barista Champion?
I’ll do my best. It’s my first time, and I’ve been practicing and learning a lot.