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Damon Chen 嘉峻

The World's First Chinese CQI and SCAA Cupping Instructor and Cupping Judge is conducting a Q Grader course in Coffex Coffee Malaysia! 

Damon Chen, First Chinese Q Grader

Damon Chen, The Taiwan-based coffee connoisseur actually began his coffee career in a remote area, Patrocinio, Cerrado, Minas, Brazil despite the language barrier. Damon stayed in Brazil and did his research on coffee for a year since 2006. He actively involved himself in the processing of coffee beans, which includes coffee plantation, sorting, inspecting and grading of the raw coffee beans. Thereafter, Damon continued his journey in USA and was assigned as the assistant to the Technical Chairman of Specialty Coffee Association America (SCAA).

His dedications and passions for coffee drove his success in passing all the tests and became the first cupping judge who possesses the Q-Grader license accredited by Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) and SCAA Certified Cupping Judge Instructor in Taiwan.

Damon returned to Taiwan and joined a local company called “Blossom Valley” in November 2007. He plays a crucial part in the company as the person in charge of coffee cupping, sourcing of coffee beans and promoting coffee culture. He travelled to Agtron, USA in the year 2009 to continue his pursuit of mastery in coffee roasting. 

Damon’s Portfolio

  • First Chinese CQI and SCAA Cupping Instructor and Cupping Judge.
  • SCAA Internation Education Partnership License.
  • Purchasing Manager of CERRADO Blossom Vallery, Brazil.
  • Guest Coffee Instructor at National Taiwan University and Donghai University, Taiwan.
  • 2017 – Stage Manager of World Coffee Roasting Championship
  • 2017 - Head Judge of Greece WCE coffee Roasting Championship
  • 2017 - World Coffee Events (WCE) Japan Representative in World Roasting Championship
  • 2016-2017 - Judge of World Coffee Roasting Championship - China
  • 2016-2017 –WCE Coffee Roasting Competition Stage Manager –Shanghai
  • 2016-2017 - Jury of Best of Yunnan Coffee Competition
  • 2016-2017 - Judge World Coffee Roasting Championship - Mexico
  • 2013-2017 - Judge World Coffee Roasting Championship - Taiwan
  • 2016 - WCE World Coffee Roasting Championship Manager
  • 2015 – CQI Q Instructor Calibration Highest Score
  • 2014 - Acquired CQI In-Country Partner (ICP) License
  • 2014 - Head Jury of Best Of Chia Yi N235
  • 2014 – Stage Manager of WCE Coffee Roasting Competition - Italy
  • 2013 – Head Judge of WCE Taiwan Roasting Competition
  • 2013 - World Coffee Events (WCE) Korean Representative in World Roasting Championship
  • 2012 - Jury of “Best Indonesian Specialty Coffee”
  • 2012 – 1st Runner of World Coffee Roasting Championship, Vienna
  • 2012 – Certified as R Grader (Robusta Grader)
  • 2012 – First Chinese Q Grader Instructor
  • 2010 – Judge of SCAA Roasters’ Choice
  • 2006 – On-site investigation of Brazilian Coffee

Damon Chen, First Chinese Q Grader 

 Join Damon for his Q Grader Class, only at Coffex Coffee Malaysia!

OCTOBER 2018 Q Grader Course 

Date: 16th - 21st October 2018 (6 days) 

Time : 09:00 – 17:00 daily

Venue: Coffex Coffee (M) SDN BHD (Certified Q Lab) 
No.7, Jalan Jururancang U1/21, HICOM Glenmarie Industrial Park, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia. 

OCTOBER 2018 Q Grader Calibration Course 

Date: 15th October 2018 (1 day) 

Time : 09:00 – 17:00 

Venue: Coffex Coffee (M) SDN BHD (Certified Q Lab) 
No.7, Jalan Jururancang U1/21, HICOM Glenmarie Industrial Park, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia. 

For further details regarding payment and other details, please contact:

YEE FEI (R&D MANAGER)  
yeefei.lai@coffexcoffee.com or info@coffexcoffee.com 

Should you have any other inquiries, please call us at 03- 5562 8822.