Project Description

Will Pitts
United Kingdom
Independent

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.

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