Simple Kaffa Flagship 興波咖啡旗艦店

Simple Kaffa is a roastery and cafe which was established in 2011. It has grown to a staff of almost thirty in the past ten years. We interview the founder, Mr. Berg Wu, winner of the 2016 World Barista Championship, and his staff who also became barista champions in competitions in Taiwan.  Impressed by The World Barista Championship In 2008, while watching the World Barista Championship held in Denmark, a fire was lit in Berg’s heart who realized a pure love for coffee.  Berg states, “I was so excited to see all the barista champions and famous players whom I had only seen before online, who were competing in front of me. When they came on stage and started talking, I was so excited to see everyone gave a great performance. It was then that I realized that I wanted to compete with them as a barista and that I wanted to represent Taiwan in The World Barista Championship one day.” Driven by the desire, Berg began participating in the Taiwan Barista Championship the following year in 2009. However, his confidence in the quality of his coffee was shattered when he failed to qualify in both 2009 and 2010. “What I remember the most is that I didn’t know what I was supposed to do when I stood on the stage at the competition. At the time when I had not yet opened my own store, I can only brew coffee at home with the equipment that I was familiar with, but on the competition stage, I was stressed about time and had to use coffee equipment that I had never used before. During the...

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