26 Dec '17, 4pm

Kapo Chiu: Business Owner, Roaster, and Barista Competitor

Kapo Chiu: Business Owner, Roaster, and Barista Competitor

While completing my MBA in San Francisco, I was inspired by the retail and coffee experience at Blue Bottle . Upon returning to Hong Kong, I felt that a similar experience was lacking in the local market. I started my first business, which was a coffee and tea shop, and this work led me to refine my focus. My first business had many limitations—low start-up capital, less-than-ideal location, and an unfocused product range. At first, I thought I would be happy to just run and operate a retail shop, but after spending time as a barista, a passion ignited in me. I really wanted to delve deeper into the world of specialty coffee, to spend time in it, and to understand it on a much more professional level. While this first business ultimately wasn’t successful in achieving my goal of bringing my ideal specialty retail experience to Hong Kong, it laid the foundation for the crea...

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