Alvin Hui, Sensory Artisan – a Licensed Q Grader, Credentialed SCAA Instructor, Assessment Manager & Internal Verifier of City & Guilds. Alvin is the first and only international Japanese Rice Grader, he has also achieved Advanced Level in Chinese Tea Sensory Grader. With over 13 years experience in Concept Development, Project Management and Procurement Expertise in luxury hotel & catering chain stores. Alvin has planned & managed over 100 pre-opening projects for multinational cuisines & brands in Hong Kong with 5 years of such experience in Mainland China. As a founding member of Hong Kong Professional Coffee Association, Alvin is actively driving specialty coffee culture in Hong Kong, serving as Sensory Judge in Hong Kong Barista Championship, Hong Kong Siphonist Championship and various Barista & Roasting Competitions.
Dixon Ip, Sensory Artisan – the first certified CQI Licensed Q Grader in China & Hong Kong by Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), SCAA Specialized Instructor & Examiner. Dixon is Co-chair of Judge & Standards Working Committee of Hong Kong Professional Coffee Association (HKPCA), serving as the national coordinator of World Coffee Events (WCE) & World Siphonist Championship (WSC) for Hong Kong. Dixon is 2013-2015 Certified WCE Judge in World Barista Championship (WBC), World Brewers Cup (WBrC), World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), & World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), and also a Certified Judge in World Siphonist Championship 2013-2015 (first WSC certified judge in China / Hong Kong).