Yoshikazu Iwase
Assistant AST - Barista Intermediate

Bio:
Yoshikazu Iwase is the CEO and Co-founder of REC COLLECTIVE CO. LTD. Well established, REC COFFEE has 5 coffee shops in Japan. Yoshikazu is a member of the Barista Committee as part of the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan.

Yoshikazu boasts many competition accolades including the following:
Japan Barista Championship 2010: Semi-Finalist
Japan Barista Championship 2011: 3rd place
Asia Barista Championship 2012 at FHA in Singapore: 4th place
Japan Barista Championship 2013: Semi-Finalist
Japan Barista Championship 2014: 1st place
World Barista Championship 2015 Seattle: 7th place
Japan Barista Championship 2015: 1st place
World Barista Championship 2016 Dublin: 2nd place

"I am looking forward to sharing wonderful experiences with everyone."