Michael Harris Lee Lim
Please tell us a little about yourself:
I am a Social Entrepreneur. I’ve been in the coffee industry since 2001, it is my dream to create a fully sustainable coffee economy, where everyone contributes to a beautiful coffee future. It is my life mission to elevate peoples lives and make it better, nurture farmers, baristas and the Philippine coffee community.
What are you excited to do in Boston?:
I’m excited to share with the world how amazing Philippine coffee can be.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2019 Philippine National Barista Champion
2018 Philippine National Barista Championship – 5th Place
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
It will be a world where specialty coffee is everywhere, you can order it at your favourite restaurant, buy it at the grocery store, or even at the corner store down the road. A world where consumers prefer ethically sourced and produced specialty coffee, that empowers farmers to make a sustainable living.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
I see myself mentoring other social entrepreneurs, guiding them to improve peoples’ lives and make them better, nurturing farmers, baristas, and the coffee community.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Social Entrepreneurship, Community building, Education, Fitness, Technology.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
2014 WBC Champ Hidenori Izaki, Lloyd Eric Lim, Henry Lim Conlin, Agnes Bautista, Raoul De Peralta, Lyca Que, Scott Rao, Adrian Vocalan, COO Venus Tan, Manong Tudolfo (Bobot) Benitez, Mark Isidro, Erine Mesina, May Juan, Domingo Fernandez, Adam and Rachel Overton, everyone at Henry and Sons, Conlins Coffee, Manila Coffee Gear, Institute for Coffee Excellence, The Giving Cafe, David Pacey, Gottfried Bogensperger, Daniel Ganser, Chef Mark Hagan and the entire Grand Hyatt Manila Family, Mayor Romeo Salda, Farmers of La Trinidad and Itogon Bengeut, and the entire Philippine Coffee Community