Q Cup Coffee Roasters



Q Cup Teaching Lab (Q Cup) was established in June 2013 by Founder, Yu Tack Yuen (CQI Q grader) as the first Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) certified laboratory in Malaysia that provides professional coffee courses. Our objective is to provide a conducive teaching environment that is aligned with SCAA standards and protocols for the SCAA courses and programs that we run in our quest to promote specialty coffee. We are also the first online bidder of specialized coffee in Malaysia to date, bringing specialized blends and rare single origins to coffee connoisseurs locally. Since our inception, we have also collaborated with a growing list of internationally certified instructors to further elevate the local coffee culture:

  • Emma Markland Webster (NZ) – WCE Instructional Design Committee Chair & Active Committee
  • Mane Alves (US) – Certified Q Instructor/International Coffee Tasting Judge/CQI Member/SCAA Technical Standards Committee
  • Bronwen Serna (US) – USBC Champion 2004/2005
  • Damon Chia-Chun Chen (TW) – CQI Q Grader & Instructor
  • Scott Chen (TW) – Licensed Q Grader & SCAA Golden Cup Instructor/SCAA Super Instructor
  • Yuing Tsai (TW) – CQI Q Grader/SCAA Certified Cupping Judge/ International Institute of Coffee (IIAC) Tasters/2006-2008 World Roasting Championship Technical Judge
  • Shieh Chen Hsiao, Cha Cha (TW) – Judges in COE, TISCA, SCAA Cupping / CQI Q Grader
  • Trevor Chen (TW) – 2017 Toper Cup Roast Master Champion/CQI Q Grader
  • Jason Hua (TW) – 2017 WCE World Roasting Taiwan Champion
  • Celia Wong (HK) - SCAE Certified Barista, SCAE Certified Gold Cup Brewmaster, CQI Licensed Q grader, Hong Kong Brewers Cup Certified judge, City and Guilds Barista Skills Trainer & Examiner.

Q Cup Roastery Café is then officially launched in July 2016, used to serve the world’s most expensive coffee in 2013 – El Injerto Estate Mocca #EI01 (costing at US$210/pound with only 16kg available) was one of the winning by Q Cup. Also, Q Cup, as the first online bidder in Malaysia able to bid and, consequently, win in the 2013 and 2014 coffee auctions, as well as in the 2014 direct trade. These prestigious wins allow Q Cup to roast and serve a list of highly sought after coffee beans from Don Pepe Estate, Carmen Estate, Hacienda La Esmaeralda Geisha, Finca Santa Teresa and Casa Ruiz Bourbon.

  1. http://auction.stoneworks.com/ES2013/final_results.html
  2. http://auction.stoneworks.com/PA2013/final _results.html
  3. http://auction.stoneworks.com/El2013/final_results.html
  4. http://auction.stoneworks.com/ES2014/final_results.php


Q Cup was also the event organiser for the Roasting competitions through out 2018-2019 in Malaysia :

  1. International Coffee Roast Master Championship (ICRMC)
  • 2018 : 23 – 25 July 2018    (1st International Roasting in Malaysia)
  • 2019 : 1 - 3 November 2019
  • 2020 : coming soon 
  1. ​​​​​International Coffee Taste Master Championship (ICTMC)
  • 2019 :  1 - 3 November 2019 (1st International Coffee Taste Master Championship in Malaysia)
  1.  Liberica International Roasting Competition
  • 2019 : 6 - 7 April 2019 (1st Liberica International Roasting Competition)

Q Cup also provide both hobby and master classes (non certification) below :

  • Monthly hobby classes  : Basic Brewing, Basic Barista ,Basic Roasting (Base on Q Cup monthly schedule)
  • Master classes :  Roasting Master, Water Quality, Siphon , Sensory  (please email to enquiry@qcup.com.my for further detail)