Please tell us a little about yourself:
I have been roasting coffee for 6 years, since I was 28, although my major in university was mathematics. Now I’m working in Caffe Museo as a roaster, being very excited about seeing many kinds of excellent and trendy coffees. I dream of a world where high-quality coffees are popularized by connecting with various people.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2018 KCRC – 7th Place
2019 KCRC – 1st Place
What are you excited to do while you are in Taipei?:
I’m excited about meeting other passionate international rosters, and looking forward to enjoying good coffee in Taipei.
Which coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:
Any place that produce beans of a good grade makes me excited, regardless of nations.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I’m interested in music and math.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
Wherever good coffee is, I will be there.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the competition?:
Firstly, thanks to my wife, Seon-a Choi, and my parents. Thanks to Min-ho Kim, Jun-hui Park, Myeong-hae Lee, who helped me prepare for KCRC. And lastly, I really appreciate Su-man Jin, managing director of Caffe Museo, for supporting me and giving me many chances to learn as a roster. Special thanks to Yunchang Choi!