This is Michael Phillips, former US barista champion of 2009.
Behind his charming looks and a great sense of humor, Michael is well-known for his contribution to Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Handsome Coffee Roasters and Blue Bottle Coffee.
During the technical session at World Coffee Leaders Forum held last year in Korea,
we were able to meet Michael Philips lecturing, sharing his ideas and know-how based on specialty coffee with Korean baristas on site. Despite long hours of lecturing, he didn’t forget to lose his smile and continued interacting with the audience.
Also, we took a step further to hear about his stories and philosophy about specialty coffee.
Check out our interview with Michael Phillips