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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gwilym Davies. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gwilym Davies, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gwilym Davies. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gwilym Davies, often where they are interviewed.

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Coffee is About the People | Talking with Gwilym Davies

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In this episode we are talking with Gwilym Davies. We talked about his coffee journey, stories and purpose. We also covered the important aspect of remembering how coffee is about the people first.  

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Jul 23 2020 · 49mins
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Taste of Prague Podcast, Ep 11 - Gwilym Davies, coffee judge and barista trainer

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We have written before about how good the Prague coffee scene is. There’s a few reasons why, but we did mention one specific contributing factor: the power duo of Petra Vesela and her UK-born husband, Gwilym Davies, who happens to be the 2009 World Barista Champion.

They may have met under some interesting circumstances: we will just mention a death threat during a coffee competition, judges locked in the judges room… and a bottle of whiskey in the very same room, a leftover from an Irish coffee preparation before. For the rest of the story, you will just have to listen to the podcast. Anyway, Gwilym came over to see Petra in Jílové, a village near Prague, and the rest is history.

Gwilym is an incredibly interesting guest to interview because…

He is in a unique position to compare Prague and London coffee scenes (which we do a lot of in the podcast), since he owns a stake in Prufrock coffee in London but lives in Prague

He was one of the pioneers of the Third Wave Coffee revolution, having learnt the craft in New Zealand and brining it to Europe. He was right there with James Hoffmann and Scott Rao, the people who have helped define what a specialty coffee operation looks like.

He and Petra own a barista training centre that will train anybody from the general public to baristas who are about to compete in the World Barista Championships. You always see Gwilym and Petra in a Prague coffee shop with a barista from Korea, Japan or Australia who flew over just to have their presentation fine tuned by Gwilym and Petra, who are both certified judges for high-profile barista championships and events.

He is now also a roaster under The Naughty Dog label, taking on a different role in his never-ending quest and thirst for knowledge.

As a result, Gwilym has helped cultivate and improve the coffee scene in Prague through his trainings and sheer presence, and has been a connecting link between Prague’s coffee culture and the rest of the coffee world. But as you will hear in the podcast, he has learnt a thing or two from Czech baristas, and brought some of that knowledge with him back to London and Prufrock Coffee.

Finally, Gwilym is a super nice guy that is just a pleasure to talk to. We sat for about 40 minutes in Kafe Pragovka during the Czech Barista Championships, and despite the noise in the coffee shop and at the event (sorry about that!), we had an absolute blast talking to Gwilym.

This is some of the things we discussed with Gwilym during the interview:

What does he like about the Prague coffee scene.

How does it compare to the London coffee scene.

Does he feel a part of the Prague coffee scene, or London coffee scene? In terms of the clientele, the drinks, the quality of coffee, or the living standards of baristas?

Is there anything specific about the Prague coffee scene?

How long will he continue to judge barista competitions? Has he ever faced any threats as a judge?

When was the last time he saw a presentation as a judge that was, well… different or surprising in any way?

Does he ever plan to open a coffee shop in Prague or the Czech Republic?

What does he miss from the UK?

What are the things he would miss from the Czech Republic if he were to move back to the UK?

There you have it. Hope it Enjoy the podcast!

Feb 20 2020 · 53mins

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119 : Barista Training Masterclass w/ Gwilym Davies : 2009 World Barista Champion, Gwilym Davies joins us to talk hospitality based training, always learning, being ok with being wrong, structuring your coffee trainings, how to prepare yourself, and

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Training baristas effectively is a hugely important task. When done well, it sets them up for long term success in the cafe and in their career. When done poorly, it leaves them without essential tools for understanding the nature of coffee and the work of a barista which leads to frustration and stagnation. If you want learn to excel as trainers then look no further because we have the privilege of talking with 2009 WBC Champion and barista trainer, Gwilym Davies!

In this episode we talk about his hospitality based training, the evolution of training approaches over the years, why we should check our ego, needs vs. wants, how to structure your training sessions, preparing yourself to train others, and many other very helpful and practical insights that will help you become a great and effective trainer!

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www.gwilymdavies.cz

Instagram @gwilymbarista

Twitter @gwilymbarista 

Oct 30 2018 · 1hr 4mins
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Gwilym Davies: I Wanted To Be Good At Something

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Gwilym Davies is the World Barista Champion 2009. He runs his training centre at Jílové u Prahy, a little town close to Prague, the Czech Republic. Even though his career as a competition barista lasted only three months, he has remained involved as a certified judge until this day. Gwilym is known as a pioneer of the speciality coffee in London and mainly as a co-founder of Prufrock Coffee together with his longtime friend Jeremy Challender.

This podcast is the original interview we filmed in 2015 2014 in V Melounovém cukru in Brno during the Brno Coffee Week festival. Without any expectations, we turned the camera on and recorded, asked the first question and Gwilym revealed many of the stories he has not shared before. People told us nobody would watch such a long video on the internet but it reached over 10 000 views, and many people told us they watched it several times.

We got a chance to work with Gwilym on a series of free educational videos for baristas. We picked some of the most common mistakes baristas to make behind the bar, and Gwilym explained, in a few minutes, how to fix them and how anyone can make their life easier when making coffee at home, but mostly at a cafe.

Listen to the podcast with Gwilym Davies:

If you like the European Coffee Trip podcast and don't want to miss the next episode, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or Overcast.

Links from the podcast episode:

Gwilym's training centre & barista courses
Gwilym Davies on Twitter
Gwilym Davies on Instagram
Gwilym's performance at World Barista Championship 2009
Prufrock Coffee
Square Mile
James Hoffmann
Scott Rao
Learn Coffee With Gwilym – a free education video series

The post Gwilym Davies: I Wanted To Be Good At Something appeared first on European Coffee Trip.

Jun 17 2018 · 33mins
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Part 2 of the chat with Gwilym Davies... We talk COMPETITION TIME!

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Gwilym discusses going into competition. discovering how to understand and respect the judges, 

Comparing his skills to the top baristas around him, James Hoffman and James Morrissey, Gwilym took a chance in entering the UKBC.

He explains how he went into the world competition in order to open peoples mind towards espresso.

He went overtime on purpose in his heat in the Finals of the world Barista Championship and as he says himself in the interview “I tried not to win…”

Stories of barista struggles... not having the right gear for the competition:

"Everything apart from the table cloth was borrowed…"

"And then, we started cupping…"

Gwilym tells how he started experimenting with flavours and textures of different techniques.

How he embarrassed himself all in the name of coffee

"Chasing James Hoffman down the street, screaming questions about coffee roasting..."

We chat a little about Gwilyms leap into the world of podcasting and the great Valerian from the Coffee is me podcast being an inspiration to us both.

Big mention of the great Reg Barber, John Gordon, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Dan Fellows, Dale harris and many others in this interview...

hope you enjoyed it

Check out Gwilym on Twitter

@GwilymBarista

and facebook under his superhero name.... wait for it.... 

Gwilym Davies

https://www.facebook.com/gwilym.davies.barista?fref=ts

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Oct 26 2016 · 41mins
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Gwilym Davies chats about coffee, travelling and becoming a World Champion Barista (Part 1)

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In this episode...

I chat with the 2009 Barista World Champion Gwilym Davies... this is only part 1 of the chat so be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher radio to get part 2 as soon as it's released...

We chat about how he manages living in Prague, running a coffee school, marrying a national champion barista and much more... Gwilym is a great man and I could chat with him for absolute hours...

It is with great pleasure that I bring you this interview.

Follow me caffeine Mark:

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on Twitter: @Caffeinemark

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Support me on Patreon: 

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Check out DUB FX on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/everythinks-a-ripple/id880353262

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/theory-of-harmony/id880351351

and some new tunes used by the great GRAMATIK

check him out online!!! 

Oct 24 2016 · 42mins
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#7 Starting a Cafe with Gwilym Davies

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Did the last episode motivate you to start a coffee cart? It certainly made my brain tick. What is the next logical step after a coffee cart? More coffee carts? In this episode, Gwilym Davies will talk about synergy, starting a joint venture with a business that shares your values but is in a different industry. This was one of Gwilym’s stops on the way to opening his Prufrock Coffee. We will talk about the importance of passion when building your coffee business. We will try to avoid cliches. According to Gwilym, you might not need expensive equipment to start a cafe, all you need is to … DO IT. He reveals the example of a very successful cafe where customers were waiting in line for 45 minutes — and the cafe didn’t even have an espresso machine. There is much more in this episode, including why you should not copy existing businesses if you really want to succeed, how important the quality of your coffee is, and the ideal relationship between the cafe owner/barista and the roaster. Gwilym shares many other ideas, and if you want to discuss them or you have a question, join our Coffeeis.ME Facebook group. The easiest way to do so is to go to coffeeis.me website and click “Community” on the top menu. That will take you to the Facebook page; simply apply and I will approve you.
Sep 16 2015 · 49mins
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#6 How to Start a Coffee Cart with Gwilym Davies

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In this episode I will interview Gwilym Davies, who changed the coffee scene in London, won the 2009 World barista Championship, and, despite the fact that he trains the best baristas on the world and is a judge in the most prestigious barista competitions, once said that “espresso is disappointing”. In this episode, we will talk with Gwilym about his experience starting and running a coffee cart in London. Coffee carts are one of the best ways to get into the coffee business; they are very low risk and tons of fun. We will talk about the business versus creative side of a venture. A lot of us wanted to start a business because we love coffee, but is having a coffee business the same as working with coffee? Gwilym will reveal a risk factor for coffee roasters that cafe owners do not have and enjoy! You will hear from my voice that I got a brain freeze. He will tell you what made him start his coffee cart, how he found a partner in crime, how they built their business and run it on a very tight budget, and much more. You can find notes for this episode here: https://coffeeis.me/coffee-cart/
Aug 28 2015 · 34mins
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Gwilym Davies Tamper Tantrum Nice 2013

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Gwilym Davies comes to Tamper Tantrum for the second time to talk about the potential idea of a Barista Guild of Europe idea he is spearheading for the specialty coffee assosiation of Europe. 

This was filmed at the World of Coffee Event Held in Nice in June 2013 

Jul 08 2013 · 49mins
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Tamper Tantrum Live, Presentation Number Five Gwilym Davies

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Tamper Tantrum Live, Presentation Number Five Gwilym Davies 

Jul 06 2011 · 21mins