I first met Trent Rollings when we judged the Turkish coffee championships together in 2018. Later, Trent would host some SCA classes I taught at his coffee company, Incommon Coffee Roasters, in beautiful Antalya, Turkey.
As a former barista competitor, coach, and current judge, I was intrigued to hear about a new training program Trent is launching aimed at helping barista competitors improve their performance. I recently caught up with the Canadian expat to hear about his program, learn how he got started with barista competitions, and where he sees the future of coffee competitions going.
How did you get involved in barista competitions?
My involvement in competitions goes all the back to when my wife, Christine, and I became baristas. At the time, we were living in Manila….