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.
Favourite drink: Gloria always tries the Barista Favorite at different cafes.
Fun fact: Gloria still loves drinking tea! She would like to study tea as a hobby, but coffee as a career :)
"WDA ACTA-Certified Trainer and Assessor (2016)
SCA Authorised Trainer (2018)
Licensed Q Arabica Grader (2016)
SCA AST - Brewing & Barista Skills
Sensory Judge (Finalist) - Philippines National Barista Championship 2018
Sensory Judge - Philippines National Brewers Cup 2018
Sensory Judge - Thailand National Barista Championship 2018
Visual Judge - Thailand National Latte Art Championship 2019
Event Coordinatoor - Singapore National Coffee Championships 2015-2019
Trained Judge - World Coffee Events Judges Programme (WCEP) 2019
CQI Q Arabica Grader