Project Description

Alan Bruce
New Zealand
Flight Coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’m the Head Roaster at Flight Coffee in Wellington, NZ. Originally from Scotland. First time competing in Cup Tasters was this year – 8/8 in 1:46.

How did you get started in coffee?:

Worked in a coffee cart while at Uni, but I didn’t really get into it until I moved to New Zealand.

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

NZBC 2015/16/17 – Semis/Finals/Semis
NZ Brewer’s Cup 2017 – 4th place

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

Meeting up with lots of old coffee friends and making new ones.

What is your favourite coffee to cup?:

Kenyans are always a treat.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Photography, and film. I love to cook as well.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Still roasting, green buying, and working at origin.

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

The NZSCA, and the whole crew at Flight Coffee.