Project Description

Keith Koay
One Half Coffee

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

Hello! I currently own and run two coffee bars in Kuala Lumpur. I am 26 yrs old, love bread, and my favorite city is London! <3


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

2016 World Barista Championship Dublin
2016 Melbourne Barista Championship
2018 Melbourne Barista Championship

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

There are so many of them, especially anyone who physically helped throughout the competition. I would like to thank my customers for the continuous support so that we are able to do what we love.

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

Definitely a more sustainable system, more transparency from the help of current technology. Social media nowadays has so much impact on spreading knowledge to the world within seconds.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

Improving the specialty coffee standard in general, sharing knowledge to people, and still drinking awesome coffee everyday.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Considering running a clear/fancy ice company. I have a kind of obsession with pretty ice.

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