Project Description

Okuta Mark


Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am an espresso master with growing passion for filter. I have been working with farmers to achieve the finest coffee — it’s what drives me. I have a special place for God and my country. I have been working with coffee for 9 years.

What are you excited to do while you are in Seoul?:

I am looking forward to seeing specialty coffee culture.

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

UNBC – 2009 (Finalist)
UNBC – 2010 (Champion)
ABC – 2011
WBC – 2011
UNBC – 2012 (First Runner Up)
UNBC – 2013 (First Runner Up)
UNBC – 2014 (Champion)
ABC – 2014 (First Runner Up)
WBC – 2015
FCBC – 2015
UNBC – 2016 (Champion)


What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Spirits and bartending.