After years of pestering him to be involved in Tamper Tantrum, we managed to nab the very busy (and ever-lovable) Klaus Thomsen in Seattle for a quick chat. In this SCAA short, the 2006 World Barista Champion and co-owner of the world-renowned Coffee Collective in Denmark reveals his unexpected start in coffee, how to get a sample roaster into a two bed apartment, and the ground rules upon which the Coffee Collective was founded. Also covered: old school online coffee community hangouts, developing green buying relationships in Kenya, and plans that DON’T include world domination.

One day, we’ll get him up on stage. You just wait. In the meantime, check out the Coffee Collective’s preferred method for reaching their customers here.