Project Description

Jervis Tan
The Kins’

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I recently just opened a new specialty coffee shop in Singapore called The Kins’. I have also operated a coffee catering business for more than 5 years.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I was on the service crew of a restaurant part time, and they were shorthanded so I was asked to learn to make coffee.

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

2015-2017 Singapore National Latte Art Championships – Champion
2018 Singapore National Latte Art Championships – 1st Runner-up
2019 Singapore National Latte Art Championships – Champion

What are you excited to do in Berlin?:

Food hunting! I love to eat, and trying out local delicacies whenever I travel is a must!

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

A bottle cap I guess?

What is the secret to great latte art?:

Learn with an open heart. Be humble and learn from others always, even if you are a champion.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

When I was younger, I had many, taekwondo, muay thai, MMA, basketball, table tennis, badminton, and many other sports. Now, I just enjoy singing in the bathroom.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

To continue running the business with my wife. Maybe having a kid, or kids? And making delicious and beautiful coffee for them everyday.

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

There’s too many to name, so many friends have helped me not only for this competition specifically, but also along my learning journey as a barista. Competition aside, I would really like to thank my wife, she’s been really busy handling the business so I have time to focus on the competition.

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