Harry Hyunsuk Ko
My Name is Harry Hyunsuk KO from Australia born in South Korea.
It is a honor to represent Australia 2015 and 2016.
I am a barista , roaster and coffee lover.
That is my purpose , I want to make that variety taste in one cup.
For the competition , BW Kang-My mento and 2014 Cup tasters Australia Champ- taught me to be a champion. and My trainer Ariel Moon is committed for me.
I’m owner and barista of “Kaffeemodul”, a small speciality coffee bar in Vienna. During my studies I made a barista course and started working in several cafés. Since then I totally got hooked by speciality coffee and the idea of starting something on my own. In 2012 we finally founded our own coffee bar “Kaffeemodul”, serving exclusively coffee.
I’m 33 years old and I live together with my 1 year old son and my wife in Vienna.
Hello, my name is Louis Donck
As a third generation coffee roaster, I grew up with coffee.
After being two times national barista champion and competing at the WBC in Vienna and Melbourne, I’m proud to be in the world cup tasters championship.
I am cup taster it makes 16 years. I am also Q Grader, Judge of BCSA cup of excelence. I have a company of coffee commerce and exportation, where I render quality consultory for specialty coffee producers.
I come from Dongguan, China, is a small coffee shop baking division, usually responsible for coffee beans baking and the production of detection
Manuel Fernando Peña
Comité Departamental de Cafeteros del Valle del Cauca
Hi, I’m Manuel Fernando, I’m 32 years old, I’m from Popayán city and I’m Agricultural Bussiness Administrator. I’ve been working in coffee tasting for 12 years. Now I work in Comité de Cafeteros del Valle del Cauca. i’m married and we have a daughter. In my job I not taste coffee only, also I’m going to coffee farms for teaching to the coffee growers about Good Coffee Practices and coffee tasting.
Exportadora Cafinter Ecom Costa Rica
My name is Gabriel Cespedes, I work in coffee for 11 years, I’m coffee taster, I participated in three consecutive world championships, I am now the world champion of 2015 tasters.
This 2016 ire again to join my world tasters room and try to defend my title.
The Association of Fine Coffees of Costa Rica is in charge of training the champion last 2015 I train alone.
I’m just a normal coffee girl.
Hi I’m Søren
I work for Risteriet Coffee (roastery and coffee shop based in Copenhagen)
I’ve been working as a barista for three years, and just got into cup tasting recently – so i’m very excited to be in the world cup championship already.
See you in Shanghai!
El Fant/ Kahvila Sävy
I’m a 30 year old coffee enthusiast, running two coffee businesses in Helsinki, Finland.
I am very proud to represent France in this 2016 World Cup Tasting Championship. It is the second time that I am competing in this event.
I am the Quality Manager of Café Sati, located in Strasbourg, France. I have an experience of about 19 years in cupping.
Hey there, my Name is Mateusz from Germany, but most people call me Mattes.
I’m the chief-of-extraction at Kaffeeroesterei Vier, a Düsseldorf based roastery and cafe. Most of the time I try to figure out how to make things tastier, easier and more accessible to serve better coffee to the people. If I don’t slurp coffee, I probably slurp beer in one of the awesome breweries we got over here. Believe me or not, they all make “Craft Beer” for the last 400 years or something – before it was cool.
I just love tasting delicious coffees and get connected with people that do so! Also, i’m intrigued to introduce the specialty coffee movement to people that have no idea and teach them the joys of coffee, one step at a time. To everyone out there, keep the spirit up!
21 years in coffee industry, cupping and roasting coffee, Licenced Q Grader, national and international jury for Guatemala cup of excellence in several times, 3 times national cupkhk tasters champion in Guatemala, second time in world cup tasters champion. World cup tasters champion in London 2010.
Craft Coffee Roaster
My name is Wai Ho Kwong. I am a barista working for Craft Coffee Roaster in Hong Kong. I was introverted until I first learned about specialty coffee around two years ago, which opened up a whole new world for me. It gives me great pleasure to share and discuss anything coffee related with others. I’m very honored to be able to take part in such a prestigious competition.
Trattoria Pomo D’oro
This the first time for me to be on the WCTC.
I work with coffee since 2010.
I started as barista in a cinema´s café in Budapest.
I works now as a head barista in a restaurant in the hart of Budapest.
Hi there, my name is Hageng Pribadi, just call me Hagi, I am a Coffee Trainer in Indonesia Coffee Academy, Anomali Coffee.
Live in Bali.
I am a graduate of Q Grader in Jakarta in 2015,the instructor by Rocky Rhodes.
Barista is my chosen profession and every single day I put passion in what I do…Because great coffee doesn’t just happen!!!:)
Pascucci Milano and CSC
i’m working like a barista in Pascucci Milan and i work in this world from 3 years. i’m 23 years old, i was born in Lodi in 10/07/1992 and now i’m living in Milan.
St. Berry Coffee
I’m 20 years old. In 2014, I was in 4th place Japan Hand Drip Championship. I would like to taste famous Shanghai Hairy Crabs while I am here.
Taste Map Coffee Roasters
I am a barista for 8 years now, and coffee is one of those things that keeps me curious and exited everytime I have an opportunity to try new beans and new ways of drinking coffee. And I am very happy to represent Lithuania in Wold Cup Tasters Championship 2016.
Frans van den Berg
I’m Frans van den Berg 21 years old and have been working with coffe since 2009. In this year i started with Competitions (i ended 5th) and became the youngest ever to compete. Atleast in The Netherlands. Besides that, me and my brother Paul have a company that makes coffee on location (Mobile Espresso Bar) called BaristaBrothers (to be clear, Not the Australian BaristaBrothers). I also competed on Cuptasting 2x and Barista 3x championships. And the final one, finaly gave me the 1st place.
I started my coffee career in New Zealand as a barista. Initially I was just interested in espresso drinks, but the more I understand coffee, the more I am interested in filter coffee, cupping, and specialty coffee. I do cupping daily and do quality control after I joined toasted espresso from January 2016. Also I love brewing filter coffee at home every weekend. Tasting coffee is a part of my life now. To know the right taste is one of the most important things for baristas to deliver the best shot to customers.
Java Coffee Company
I have been in the coffee industry for nine years now working for JAVA COFFEE COMPANY – Polish – Warsaw based coffee roasters. I’ve started as a sales support, trainer, sales manager and now I am creative mind behind JAVA COFFEE brand. The creativity and dedication involved keeps me constantly battling myself to ‘create’ something better. Also every month I do the work of selecting a different coffee which we offer as a ‘coffee of the month’. That keeps me close to coffee, constantly discover new flavors, aromas and brewing techniques. I am very excited to represent Poland in WCTC for the first time.
Olivo Coffee Roastery
I work as a barista for 4 years now, and I love to roast and taste coffee.
I’m russian barista. I work in coffee for 4 years. I participated in two russian championships. And in this 2016 World Cup Tasting Championship I will represent my country.
Knockhouse Supply Co.
I am the founder of Knockhouse Supply Co., a one stop coffee company and Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, a cafe based in Singapore.
I’m 27 years old.
Urban Espress Coffee Co
I have been in the coffee industry for 10 years and started as a coffee salesman to technician to cafe owner and soon to be roaster. This is my 3 time and WCTC and hoping to have my best Finnish yet.
502 Coffee Roasters
I am working at 502 Coffee Roasters. I am in charge of roasting, quality control, and buying green beans. In this competition, I want to communicate with other competitors from other countries and to improve to a higher standard through coffee.
I’ve been working in the coffee world for 12 years and every day I am eager to learn more .
It is the second time I am in the world and proud to represent Spain championship.
Im a coffee grower from Brazil, Minas Gerais. Im based In Sweden since 2008.
Im Q grader since 2015 and im work with coffee exporters around the world.
I`m Barista for a seven years. Last 2 years I`m also a Roaster of Speciality Coffee.
Hello! I am a barista working at Café Lulu. I see coffee is more like a lifestyle than a job, and enjoy so much in it. One of my favorite thing is to share coffee with people around, and amaze them with different aromas and flavors. Really honored to be part of this competition.
She taught me the cupping protocols and lead me digging into the extraordinary coffee cupping field.
Patricia Kamukama Birungi
Uganda Coffee Development Authority
I am passionate about coffee. its been an amazing four years as a quality controller and i have grown to love it more by the day.
Ucc Coffee UK and Ireland
I work in Ucc Coffee Roastery looking after the coffee quality and I was honored to be a q grader in 2013
Augie’s Coffee Roasters
My father and I started Augie’s in 2009. We knew little about coffee but have learned something new everyday. We started roasting 5 years ago and I have always loved cupping coffee. Augie’s is a place for community to grow while we serve some delicious coffee. Drink coffee.