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World Coffee Roasting Championship 2019- Competitor's Interview

    Sweden
    Anthony Huy Nguyen
    The Coffee Connections

    Please tell us a little about yourself: 

    I’m a coffee manager at Alkemisten, roaster/ partner in Coffea Circulor, and the founder of The Coffee Connections. My core business is to serve specialty coffee in daily life and share the stories behind the cup. I’ve worked in the coffee industry for 11 years now and I’m always looking forward to learning more about coffee and people in my life. My main goal is to find the true meaning of life through coffee.

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

    Winner – Swedish Coffee Roasting Champion 2019
    6th Place – Swedish Coffee Roasting Championship 2015
    5th Place – Swedish Coffee Roasting Championship 2017

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

    Meeting coffee people and visiting all the specialty cafés in Taipei.

    Which coffee-producing country most interests or excites you?:

    It is definitely Vietnam, where I was born and raised! The people there love to gain coffee knowledge, and the baristas are very involved at the farm level.

    What are your interests outside of coffee?:

    Music, whisky, wine and asian food!

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?:

    I hope I have the opportunity to travel around the world to learn about coffee origins. Helping people understanding better coffee quality .

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

    I would like to thank my parents, who have always supported my dream! I’d also like thank my wife and my little daughter who understand my work and my passion. They are always waiting for me at home when I get home late at night after working, studying, or competing.

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