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Gwilym Davies

  • Gwilym started to work with coffee in 1996 while in New Zealand. Afterwards he managed several cafés in London. You could also meet him at different markets and at the East London clothes shop, Present, where he was using a Victoria Arduino lever coffee machine.
  • In 2009 he decided to enter the barista championship in the UK, where he won and advanced to the World Barista Championship. At the end he won the whole competition and became the World barista champion. His competition career was the shortest in history of WBC, only three months. You can see his video from the final round here.
  • Shortly after winning the Worlds Gwilym opened Prufrock coffee shop in London, as one of the three owners.
  • Since 2013 he has lived in the Czech Republic where he opened his own training centre a focuses mainly on giving classes.
  • He also passed the exam for authorized trainers. Therefore, we offer the SCAE (Speciality coffee assn. of Europe) official certification.
  • In 2014 he passed the judges certification and became the WCE representative, judging many national competitions and the World Barista Championship.
  • Gwilym has influenced speciality coffee scene with many different ideas, such as Disloyalty card or Café menu in ounces.

Michala Paseleková

  • Míša has worked in coffee since 2006 and cannot imagine her life without it. She loves filter coffee and double espresso.
  • Míša worked in a cafe in London, then in Prague at Alchymista, I need coffee, and now you can also reach her at Kafemat coffee shop.
  • Míša has worked with us since April 2015 and helps with all the trainings we have.
  • She also visits cafes when we give classes outside of our training centre.
  • Míša was a technical judge at the Czech Barista Championships and attended the judges testing for the World Barista Championships.

Petra Veselá

  • Coffee changed her life in 2004, when she opened a cafe U Zlatého korálku in Jílové, close to Prague.
  • She has participated in a number of competitions and twice became the Czech National Champion.
  • Over the years, Petra wanted to be part of the competition from the other side, and became a National judge.
  • She passed the exam for a sensory and head judge at the World Barista Championships.
  • Judging the final at the Worlds (Melbourne, Rimini and Seattle) was the best coffee experience she has ever had.
  • In 2008 Petra opened her own training centre that holds a variety of different trainings.
  • She works mainly with beginners and also enthusiasts, professionals and home users.
  • 2010 was a big year while she published her own Book about coffee.
  • In June 2013, after 9 years, Petra sold her coffee shop and focuses just at the barista trainings.