Keep tasting, keep learning, and keep exploring.
Gloria is an up and coming coffee geek with an ambition to become a coffee specialist!
Gloria crossed over to coffee from being a tea lover. Her first experience with coffee was her father’s Kopi O Siew Dai. It was so bitter that it made her wonder why people would even drink coffee! An Ethiopian coffee with strong strawberry notes finally opened her mind to explore coffee.
While hunting for a coffee course in 2011, Bettr Barista was the fan favorite, but she was still working with another company where she had the chance to train clients. Although Gloria told herself she would never be a teacher, coffee redirected her career path towards becoming an Authorised SCA Trainer - and the rest is history.
Gloria’s espresso shots of wisdom to the coffee enthusiast: You can choose to be serious for the long haul, or just do this for fun - but you can’t really have both. Keep tasting, keep learning, and keep exploring.
Enjoy the drink, enjoy the craft, enjoy the profession.
Traveling coffee representative and trainer, Shaun Ong, is the brick and mortar of Bettr Barista’s academy.
Shaun has been in the business of coffee for over two decades. His early career began with the behemoth of coffee: Starbucks. Shaun quickly branched out into all areas of coffee and now travels the world sharing his knowledge of coffee from the ground level of a coffee tree all the way down to training baristas with BB. Shaun’s passion for teaching has directly contributed to building a global community of coffee in places like Myanmar, Laos, and the Philippines through his trainings and field work.
Shaun says, "If you’re a casual coffee lover: Enjoy the drink, enjoy the craft, enjoy the profession - Don’t get too technical, no one likes a coffee snob."
Make coffee, drink coffee, discuss coffee, and repeat.
Wai Kit is dedicated to discovering and sharing all things coffee with students!
Many moons ago, Wai Kit tried an Ethiopian coffee with a distinct fruitiness that entirely changed his perception of coffee. After that, he signed up for SCAE Barista Skills Level 1 and began teaching basic latte art during coffee appreciation workshops. Wai Kit enjoys helping students discover a new perspective on the world of coffee - this is his greatest satisfaction!
As a true trainer, his motto goes: Make coffee, drink coffee, discuss coffee, and repeat - keep doing this until you can share your knowledge with others!