Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’m a freelance barista trainer, consultant, and general coffee dude. I enjoy long walks on the beach and can walk far on my hands when it’s necessary.
How did you get started in coffee?:
I was drinking cans of Guinness in a shop doorway with my mate Clarkey, when Dan Fellows (current world CiGS champion) walked past and I gave him a can, and he gave me a job.
Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:
2019 UKLAC 1st
2019 UKCIGS 2nd
2019 UKBC 5th
2018 UKLAC 3rd
2018 UKBC 3rd
2017 UKBC 2nd
2017 UKLAC 7th
What are you excited to do in Berlin?:
Queue and not get in to Berghain, and see some old mates.
What is the most unusual vessel you have poured latte art into?:
My U.K. Latte Art Championship 1st place trophy. I’ve also drunk many beers from it.
What is the secret to great latte art?:
Be like a learner driver. Go slow, be deliberate with your actions, and stay calm.
What are your interests outside of coffee?:
Eating, drinking, adventuring, climbing, talking, laughing.
Where do you see yourself in five years?:
Telling people ‘hey remember when I was the U.K. latte art champion haha’.
Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WLAC?:
Mridul Kalikota, Heidi Philip-Smith, and Ben Lewis.