Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’m a sommelier, beer researcher, and cup taster, who 10 years ago gave up an IT career for the pursuit of wine knowledge. Today, I have worked with beverages all over the world – from New York to Mauritius to Amsterdam. In addition to a WSET Diploma, I hold a Master’s degree in the Wine Business from Burgundy School of Business. At the moment, I study Mandarin at Shenzhen University in China.
How did you get started in coffee?:
At first, I did not enjoy coffee. A dear friend of mine introduced me to specialty coffee 2011, with UK roaster Hasbean, and I have been a coffee enthusiast ever since. First time I truly worked with coffee was last year at 4850 in Amsterdam.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2014 Swedish Cup Tasters Championship – 1st Place
2014 World Cup Tasters Championship, Melbourne – 7th Place (Semi-finals)
2015 Swedish Cup Tasters Championship – 3rd Place
2016 Swedish Cup Tasters Championship – 3rd Place
2018 Swedish Cup Tasters Championship – 2nd Place
2019 Swedish Cup Tasters Championship – 1st Place
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
I’m excited to drink Lambic at Muted Horn.
What is your favourite coffee to cup?:
No particular favorite, but I frequently find myself drinking African coffees.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I’m an avid traveler, runner, and foodie. I take pleasure in old movies and books. Sometimes, I speedrun (compete in) old Nintendo games.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
In 5 years, I’ll be doing meaningful work in the beverage industry as well as sensory analysis. I would like to conduct research alongside exploring the world and it’s food and beverages (and the people behind them).
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WCTC?:
My loving family, friends, and the crew at 4850.