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."
Favourite drink: Teh C Kosong Peng
Fun fact: Shaun actually drinks more tea than coffee!
SCA AST - Green Coffee, Sensory, Brew & Barista Skill
Technical & Sensory Judge - Singapore Barista Championships 2012-2015
Planning Committee - Singapore National Coffee Championships 2014-2019
Head Judge - Philippines Latte Art & Coffee in Good Spirits Championships 2017
Visual & Sensory Judge - Inaugural Thailand National Coffee in Good Spirits Championships
Sensory Judge - Inaugural Saudi Arabia National Barista Championships 2018
CQI Q Arabica & Robusta Grader
CQI Coffee Corps
Processing - Laos, Myanmar, Philippines & Vietnam
Judge - Philippines Coffee Quality Competition 2017, 2018
Judge - Papua New Guinea Green Coffee Competition 2018
Judge - Chiangmai Coffee Hub Green Coffee Competition 2018
Head Judge - SCI Yunan Green Coffee Cupping Competition 2017
Head Judge (Robusta) - Philippines Coffee Quality Competition 2019