Tim has been passionate about coffee for as long as he can remember, even coming home from school at lunch time for his daily caffeine fix – back then it was usually a French Press with milk and two sugars.
His first professional opportunity didn’t come around until 2001, when he was given the opportunity to be a barista on a coffee cart at a community college in Hawaii.
Since then, he has been able to grow and refine his skillset (and taste), spending time as a barista, trainer, coffee roaster and business owner. He took a break from the coffee world to study towards a bachelor in Primary teaching before returning to his first passion, coffee.
He has been the owner, and managing director, of Puhoi since 2019 and, even after 18 years in the industry, loves learning more about anything to do with coffee.