Gold Box Roastery
Please tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am currently the Sales and Training Manager of Gold Box Roastery. This will be my second time to compete on the World stage. Teaching what I know is more of a passion kind of thing for me, because it gives me a self-fulfillment and satisfaction which helps me to improve more of my skills.
What are you excited to do while you are in Amsterdam?:
I am excited to try the specialty coffee shops in Amsterdam and also their craft beer.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2015 UAE National Barista Champion
2016 World Barista Championship (Competitor)
2016 WBC Winning Team (Team Tamper)
2016 UAE Regional Barista Champion
2017 UAE Barista Champion
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:
I would like to thank my Gold Box Team, Barbara,Dean, Mark Uy, Alex, Reggie, Red, Justine. To my friends, Emman (Panda), (Lodi) Fred, Lablibell (Ganda), Kemal (Maman), And to the love of my life, Nanay Mickay.
How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:
The coffee industry is growing so fast, so we’ll just see what’s gonna be like in the future.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:
Managing my own specialty coffee business in my own country. Having my own family as well.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
I really have a lot of interests in fish, Koi fish to be more specific. And also I love to play with my long board and BMX.