Project Description

Irvine Quek
Malaysia
103coffeeworkshop

Please tell us a little about yourself:

I’m 20 years old this year. I’ve been a barista for 4 years and I’ve a dream which is to stand on the world stage to share my passion and happiness. I’m so happy that now I’ve this opportunity after all the hard work.

How did you get started in coffee?:

I was truly amazed by the skill of crafting latte art.

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

2016 Malaysia Latte Art Championship – 6th Place
2017 Malaysia latte art championship – 4th Place
2018 Malaysia Latte Art Champion
2018 Ristr8to World Latte Art Battle Champion

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

Visit a Brazil coffee farm!

What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:

Japanese sake wood cup

What is your secret to making great latte art?:

My secret was no secret. Be happy, keep on your passion, discover more and you’ll be great!

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Drawing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Probably still loving latte art. I will keep competiting, and of course I want to share more about my experience to all the latte artists around the world.

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

Definitely my boss, Mr Ken and my trainer, Mr Feng. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to be here. And Arnon Thitipraset, he is my all time inspiration.

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