We’re willing to admit here at TTHQ that we knew CoLab: Prague’s third speaker pretty well: a long-time friend and annoyingly intelligent guy, Tibor Varady is a former environmental lawyer turned owner of one of Hungary’s prime coffee destinations, Espresso Embassy, as well as a finalist in both 2013 World Brewers Cup and World Aeropress Championship.

Tibor’s talk is refreshingly candid and insanely useful to anyone wanting to either start or progress a career in specialty coffee: speaking very frankly about how he reviews and interviews prospective candidates, Tibor offers a much-needed glimpse into the mind of many specialty coffee shop owners when it comes to hiring.