About Steven Lim

Award-winning latte art barista and engineer in food industry for over 13 years.

Accolades

  • World Latte Art Open Champion 2015

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"Last post for a while! This family is packing up and moving out to Houston, Texas. It has been a very long thought process and discussion...but Angela and I felt strongly to raise Marley in a city rich with diversity and inclusivity. I'm sure there are those people that agree and disagree with that conclusion, and we respect that (but also statistics don't lie). Me, being Korean American, have been subject to physical and emotional racism my entire life. Some cities where I've lived in were worse than others, but I've become much stronger from facing that inherent hatred point on. The living statistics, in the end, did not match up to what my family has personally experienced in North Carolina. Maybe it's because we are an interracial couple. Maybe it's because Marley is an interracial child. Maybe it's because Angela's direct family was incredibly suppressing, and exposed a deep hatred for my kind (people of color) right when Angela was due (still incredibly enamored that Angela is the absolute polar opposite of them). Maybe it's because (with the exception of 2 or 3 businesses in Charlotte), Angela and I were kicked out of the coffee community. We leave happy, relieved, and also sad to be apart from the few we have drawn close to in North Carolina. Regardless of our experiences and pain, we still love you North Carolina, and wish you the best! -Steve, Angela, and Marley."
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"#BaristaLunch. Not pictured, a ridiculously tasty in house granola bar that disappeared in my mouth with this tasty #espresso."
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"That one weekend where @cabellcoffee and I got so jealous of all the @coffeefestshow competitions in Anaheim that he made a pit stop in Charlotte on his way to the @revelatorcoffee opening in Charleston for some #LatteArt throw down shenanigans. And to see @ang_jb and my #figgysmalls. And #coffee. And the Louisville/Clemson game. 4-4 tie for a couple of former CFest champ has-beens 😩 with the #bestsquad2016 as photo/video judges. Love you guys and can't wait to see you all in Nashville! Also, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS @plusnobu !!!! You deserved that big ol' trophy with your tireless work in the coffee game! I believe you hold the most Coffee Fest Latte Art trophies ever."
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