Project Description

Minkyu Kang
M9Coffee Company

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I am a father of two kids and the owner of small coffee company, living in Ulsan, a small city in Korea.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I worked in a coffee-related company by chance. At that time, I realized the charming characteristics of coffee, and since then ten years has passed.

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

2016 KCF Cupping Competition – 2nd Place
2016 Cupper’s Championship – 5th Place
2016 BGBC Cupping Championship – 2nd Place
2017 GSC Coffee Master – 3rd Place
2017 Cupper’s Championship – 4th Place
2018 GSC Coffee Master – 4th Place
2018 Cupper’s Coffee Roasting Championship – Top 5
2018 KOREA Cup Tasters Championship – 1st Place

What are you excited to do while you are in Brazil?:

I would like to visit a coffee farm.

What is your favorite coffee to cup?:

I like the taste of every coffee, except the ones with negative tastes.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Becoming a good father.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

I might strive to come back to this position?

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

I would like to thank my family who’ve always supported myself and my staff.