Post written by Jesse Harriott
Hard work pays off
In 2004, Pete Licata attended a workshop by 2004 World Barista Champion, Tim Wendelboe. This inspired Pete to start competing the following year. Since 2005, Pete Licata has placed first in his regional barista competition five times, won the United States Barista Competition twice and is the reigning 2013 World Barista Competition Champion. Pete graciously took some time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for the Coffee Compass. We hope you thoroughly enjoy this Q & A session with The Champ. He is a deserving champion because of hard work, dedication, repetition, innovation in engaging judges with hospitality, rock solid technical skills, and properly representing an amazing coffee from Arnulfo Leguizamo. Be inspired….