Project Description

Simone Cattani
Coffee Training Academy


Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

Born in Italy in Verona on the 11 March 1980, and I am in the coffee world for about 5 years.
I’m an AST, and I co-work with Coffee Trainer Academy in Verona. I’ve been competing for about 4 years, and this is my second time representing my country at the Cezve/Ibrik Championship.

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

2nd Place – 2014 Italian Aeropress Championship
Semi-finalist – 2015 Italian Latte Art Championship
Finalist – 2016 Italian Cup Tasters Championship
5th Place – 2017 Italian Brewers Cup
9th Place – 2017 Italian Cup Tasters Championship
2017 Italian Cezve/Ibrik Champion
4th Place – 2017 Cezve/Ibrik Championship | Budapest
2018 Italian Cezve/Ibrik Champion
11th Place – 2018 Italian Cup Tasters Championship

What was your first amazing experience with coffee?:

My first latte art competition.

What’s the secret to a great Cezve/Ibrik beverage?:

My favourite recipe is a good balance between acidity and sweetness and a medium-high body.

What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:

All coffee-producing countries, but Kenya in particular.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Family and volleyball.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

In the coffee world of course.

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

My friend, and my coach, Davide Cobelli.