Founder of global coffee consulting company, QAHWA Inc and First Asian World Barista Champion 2014. Born in Fukuoka, Japan. I became a barista at our family company called Honey Coffee, one of the first generation of specially coffee roasters in Japan, when I was 16 years old. I became the youngest Japanese Barista Champion at 2012 and achieved consecutive victories in 2013. I became first Asian World Barista Champion in the history of WBC at Rimini, Italy at 2014.
I work as a consultant. I have worked in over 30 countries from global coffee chains to small independent coffee shops. Clients inlcude McDonald's, Luckin Coffee, and the Simonelli Group. I have also been actively involved in coffee-tech companies around Asia, providing advanced coffee knowledge and latest market insights.
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