Category: Arts:Food

Colin Harmon and Stephen Leighton Talk Coffee and host live talks from people in the coffee community.

No. 83

June 30, 2017

“If you stop shaking, then get out of the game.” So says this week’s special podcast guest on the subject of barista competitions and, if you’re a fan of little gems of wisdom like this delivered in an amicable Irish lilt, No. 83 – now forever known as “Petesycast” – is definitely for you.

We’ve managed to corner the technologically-reclusive Pete Williams to talk about all of the different roles he’s held over the course of his career – chef, barista, builder, plumber, painter, key clamp technician, trainer, roaster, competitor, coach, consultant, manager, forager, uniqlo shop assistant, disappearing act – and the things he’s learned along the way.

There’s something for everyone this week – and then some, really – but there’s some especially useful nuggets of knowledge about building routines and sig drinks for competition that should be saved somewhere if that’s your jam!

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