Dedicated Professionals with proven records of success.

barista guild asia

“MORE COFFEE. TRAIN HARDER.”

“MORE COFFEE. TRAIN HARDER.”

DANIEL LIEW MING CH’ZE

Academic Director & Co-founder | Authorised SCA Trainer

Daniel is currently one of the globally certified Authorised Specialty Coffee Association Trainer (AST) and Certifier. He also holds professional world certifications from Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and Barista Guild of America, as well as the title of a Licensed Q-Arabica Grader since 2015.

Since the inception of BGA, the team has organized three Malaysia Barista Championships, Malaysia Brewers Cup, Malaysian Aeropress Championships, chartered the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association and successfully obtained international sanction for Malaysia to participate in the World Championships. 

Daniel has been featured on BFM, Capital FM, Bernama TV, Star Newspaper, Nourish Magazine, Flavours Magazine, TravelWireAsia and other news media on his contributions in the Malaysian coffee industry. In his other professional capacity, he is also a seasoned Speaking Professional, Trainer and HR Consultant and Managing Director of Direct Results Asia Pacific Consultancy Sdn Bhd.

  • Authorised Specialty Coffee Association Trainer (AST)

  • Authorised Specialty Coffee Certifier

  • Licensed Q-Arabica Grader


“Connecting with People through coffee.”

“Connecting with People through coffee.”

David LEONG WENG WAI

Director & Co-founder | Authorised SCA Trainer

David was placed 2nd runner up at the First Battle of Barista in Malaysia and has continued to compete, organize, and judge over his journey as a coffee professional. 

Having completed SCA's Barista Skills module up to the Professional Level and becoming an Authorised SCA Trainer (AST),  David has gone on to judge in countries all over Southeast Asia, from the Cambodia Barista Championship in 2016, to the Vietnam Barista Championship and China Latte Art Championship in 2017, and of course at Malaysia's most elite Barista Championships and throwdowns since 2013. He has been a Visual Judge, Sensory Judge, Technical Judge and Head Judge for countless national competitions. 

  • 2nd runner up at the First Battle of Barista in Malaysia

  • Authorised SCA Trainer (AST),  

  • Cambodia Barista Championship 2016 - judge

  • Vietnam Barista Championship - judge

  • China Latte Art Championship 2017 - judge


"To teach is to learn twice."  - (Joseph Joubert)

"To teach is to learn twice." - (Joseph Joubert)

AFIQ AMMAR KHAN

General Manager | Operations | Lead Trainer

The curiosity in search of good quality coffee led Afiq to enroll in the SCA Barista Skills Level I in 2013 at Barista Guild Asia. He joined the BGA team in 2015 with his belief, “To teach is to learn twice (Joseph Joubert)”. Afiq worked as a barista, gained experience behind the coffee bar, polished his operational skills and began teaching.

The experience has offered him a wide perspective from the point of view of acustomer to the person behind the bar. Afiq was a sensory judge for Malaysia Brewers Cup 2016 and visual judge for Malaysia Latte Art Championship 2016. He has been featured on Wanita Hari Ini, Malaysia Hari Ini and Berita Harian, to share his knowledge of coffee.

  • Malaysia Brewers Cup 2016 - sensory judge

  • Malaysia Latte Art Championship 2016 - visual judge


“Coffee is like life. You have to constantly challenge yourself to find the sweet spot.”

“Coffee is like life. You have to constantly challenge yourself to find the sweet spot.”

DAVID TEH CHEE SENG

Senior Trainer

Ever since he started his career in the coffee industry in 2013, David has earned the SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe) certification for Foundation and Intermediate level, and during his journey in the coffee industry, David trained Professional Barista Training and Junior Barista Coffee Training for teenagers. He tenured at Pickle and Fig for three years as a supervisor and a barista, and currently is the Senior Trainer of Barista Guild Asia.

David has gained the SCA Barista Skills (Level Professional) judging experience and has previously been a technical judge in many coffee events, namely the Malaysia Latte Art Championship 2017, Malaysia Open Barista Championship 2017 and Malaysia Open Latte Art Championship 2017.

  • SCA Barista Skills (Level Professional) judge

  • Malaysia Latte Art Championship 2017- technical judge

  • Malaysia Open Barista Championship 2017 - technical judge

  • Malaysia Open Latte Art Championship 2017 - technical judge