Project Description

Zhu Jingui
Uncle G Coffee

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I’ve been in the specialty coffee industry for more than 12 years, and have been competing for 5 years. I have my own equipment supply company and specialty coffee shop. I have a huge passion for specialty coffee, and I hope to improve along with the industry, in building a positive future.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

I haven’t planned other things except for the competition yet. I’m looking forward to meeting the many coffee professionals from around the world.

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

3rd Place – China Cup Taster Championship in 2014
2nd Place – China Barista Championship in 2016
2nd Place – China Barista Championship in 2017
1st Place – China Barista Championship in 2018

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

China is a coffee developing country. I think China has a large market for specialty coffee and it needs to be delicately promoted by our industry.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

I will keep trying to promote specialty coffee, and I’ll work harder to bring new concepts and technologies to consumers and coffee shops.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

I’m interested in cooking. I suppose I would be a specialised Chinese food cook, if I wasn’t in the coffee industry.

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

I would like to thank all the coffee professionals in China, Especially my team who have been helping me for CBC and WBC. I’m extremely thankful to Hidenori Izaki, for all his patient coaching over the last 4 years. I’m also thankful to Sasa Sestic, who supported me with wonderful green beans.

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