“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!
We promised links! You can find both Pete AND Dave Walsh’s 2011 IBC performances here (Pete starts at 1:18:00 and Dave at 1:58:00) or, if you only fancy hi-def competitions, you can check out Pete’s 2014 WBC performance here.
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