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HQJ Instructors Team

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SCA CQI JWC HQJ Campus
SCA CQI JWC HQJ Campus

Sam Choi

Co-Founder & CEO of Quest Coffee
Co-Founder & Head-trainer of HQJ Coffee School
Director of  Coffee at Seven Sea Roasting Co., US


1. INSTRUCTOR

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Introduction to Coffee 

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Green Coffee 

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Roasting

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Sensory

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Brewing

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Barista

  • United Coffee Education Institute (UCEI) Instructor

  • Q Assistant Instructor certified by Coffee Quality Institute (CQI)


2. CERTIFICATION

  • Q Arabica Grader, Coffee Quality Institute 

  • Q Robusta Grader, Coffee Quality Institute

  • Q Arabica & Q Robusta Instructor, certified by CQI


3. JUDGES

  • World Coffee Roasting Championship Certified Judge

  • World Brewers Cup Certified Judge

  • WCE National Barista Championship Judge

  • WCE National Latte Art Competition Judge

  • Super Barista Championship Judge

  • Vietnam Amazing Cup Judge
     

4. COACH

  • Barista Competition Coach

  • Roasting Competition Coach

  • Latte Art Competition Coach

  • Brewing Competition Coach

 
5. CONSULTATION

  • Post-Harvest Management

  • Green Coffee Sourcing & Origin Visits

  • Roastery Setup & Roast Profile Development

  • Coffee Shop Design & Operations

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SCA CQI JWC HQJ Campus
SCA CQI JWC HQJ Campus

Bella Pham

Co-Founder of Quest Coffee

1. INSTRUCTOR

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Introduction to Coffee

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Sensory

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Brewing

  • Authorized SCA Trainer (AST) for SCA Barista

 
2. AWARDS

  • 16th-World Barista Championship 2024

  • Vietnam National Barista Champion 2023

  • Top 3 World Espresso Championship 2023, Athens, Greece

  • 1st Runner-up at Vietnam National Barista Championship, 2022

  • Champion Vietnam Brewing Cup 2020

  • 1st Runner-up Vietnam National Barista Championship 2019

  • 5th-place at Fushan International Barista Championship 2019, China

 
3. CERTIFICATION

  • Certified Q Arabica Grader, Coffee Quality Institute

  • Certified Q Robusta Grader, Coffee Quality Institute

  • SCA Roasting Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association

  • SCA Green Coffee Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association

  • Q Cupping Essentials, Coffee Quality Institute


4. JUDGES

  • Vietnam Amazing Cup 2023 Judge

  • Dalatmilk Barista Championship 2023 Judge

  • Vietnam Aeropress Championship 2023 Judge

  • Vietnamese Comandante Championship 2023 Judge

 
5. CONSULTATION

  • Green Coffee Sourcing

  • Coffee Shop Design & Operations

  • Roast Profile Development

 

Kim Thi SCA Q Grader

Kim Thi

1. CERTIFICATION

  • Certified Q Arabica Grader, Coffee Quality Institute

  • SCA Brewing Professional, Specialty Coffee Association

  • SCA Barista Intermediate, Specialty Coffee Association

  • Q Cupping Essentials, Coffee Quality Institute

 
2. EXPERIENCE

  • Vietnam National Super Barista Championship 2019 Competitor

  • Head of Barista at Quest Cafe

  • Sensory Quality Control at Quest Roastery

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Nguyen Danh

Managing Director of Dancafe Roastery

1. CERTIFICATIONS

  • Q Arabica Grader Certification, Coffee Quality Institute

  • Q Robusta Grader Certification, Coffee Quality Institute

  • SCA Roasting Professional Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

  • SCA Green Coffee Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

  • SCA Sensory Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

  • SCA Barista Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

  • SCA Brewing Intermediate Certificate, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)

2. EXPERIENCE

Coffee shop design & operation Head Barista at The Coffee Emporium, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia

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