Please tell us a little about yourself:
I am a Coffee Trainer and an all-round Beverage Consultant based in Hong Kong. I have also been teaching Wine and Spirit classes at Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education since 2010.
How did you get started in coffee?:
I met the owner Tsuyoshi Mok at Accro Coffee and tasted a delicately balanced Ethiopia drip coffee back in 2010. Since then, we developed friendship and respect through coffee and I became a consultant and trainer for Accro Coffee.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2018 Hong Kong Coffee in Good Spirits Champion
What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:
Checking out the local coffee and food scene, and of course visiting some coffee farms in Brazil!
Besides your own competition drink, do you have a favorite cocktail?:
I enjoy trying different cocktails—a well balanced cocktail is always my favorite.
What coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:
Ethopia, Panama, Brazil, and China.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Food and Drinks! I love all the good tastes in life and enjoy travelling the world to discover new experiences.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
Keep sharing my love for Coffee and other Beverages with people around the world!
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
I would like to thank Tsuyoshi Mok, the owner of Accro Coffee for all the support over the years, and the whole Accro Coffee family for taking care of the shop in Hong Kong while we travel. I would also like to thank my family, especially my wife Cindy Chan for all the love, care and patience throughout our training and preparation. A big thanks also to friends, customers, and industry peers in Hong Kong for their support and feedback!