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.