michael phillips, world barista champion is visiting for the week. he just started up handsome roasters with tyler wells and chris owens. since they started roasting, we’ve been using their coffee (very happily i might add) so he’s visiting this week to make sure that we’re trained and on the same page. we’ve been taking classes with him on how to make a great chemex, what his parameters for espresso are, and aspects of customer service. it’s been a blast.
today we did a stand-up paddle boarding lesson together as a team. embarrassing picture, but rest assured. we kicked ass.