“I am not a coffee professional. I have been warned against saying this, but I’m an amateur. Ireland, as a country, has a long history of amateur participation in sports. For some odd reason, we love abusing ourselves and putting ourselves through grueling sporting events for no apparent reason. Except for one: passion.”
Keith O’Sullivan has taken home a Bunn Trifecta, a grinder, and a Sweet Fantasy Natvia massage after winning the first-ever World Brewers Cup. Keith’s performance was funny, casual, and informative. Instead of talking about the coffee and where it came from, he talked about how, as a consumer, it changed his perspective on coffees from Latin America. He won the World Championship by doing exactly what competitors have been told not to do: he spent a large part of his time talking about himself and his experience with the coffee. And for a home barista, this was a really fun story to listen to. He also had the judges smell the ground coffee! Yes!
Keith brewed Has Bean’s Bolivia Finca Bolinda in a Chemex. Simple and to the point. It was brilliant. Congratulations, Keith! Watch the whole thing on Livestream.
Did we mention he did the whole thing commando?