Please tell us a little about yourself:
Hello. I’ve been competing in barista championships for 10 years to get to the WBC stage. I am excited to compete again, after making it to WBC Amsterdam in 2017.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
Meet the WBC and WBrC competitors from each country.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2018 World Barista Championship Amsterdam – 14th Place, Semi-finals
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
I see more diversification, and specialty coffee becoming more popular.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I think things will mostly be the same as they are now. I will continue to interact with customers and make coffee for them.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I like to travel to new places.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
I am grateful to all my coffee friends in Korea, and to everyone who cheered me on. I am especially grateful to my coffee friends in Busan, the Momos coffee team, my coach Federico, and my boss, who is my biggest supporter.