While we hire trusted guest baristas for the larger events, our main service and workflow is led by a partnership of professionals who want to bring the amazing world of speciality coffee out of shops and into conferences across the world.
James Wallace –
A career barista who has spent half his working life behind coffee bars. Prior to starting his own business James trained in some of Scotland’s top coffee shops and is regularly a guest barista in others across the UK. He is a regular competitor in the UK barista championships and is placed in the top 10 in the country.
He now primarily works on his own company, Back to Black Coffee, a Glasgow based pop-up coffee bar.
Known for his uncompromising approach to quality and creative caffeinated cocktails based around cascara, James is Bar Manager and Head Barista for all our events.
Rob Ashton –
His work in programming was initially fuelled by coffee, and that fuel eventually developed into a consuming passion.
After spending years as a customer in coffee bars Rob decided to self-train himself to make the most delicious coffee possible at home and a year on he is already widely known across the coffee industry for being knowledgeable, insightful and overly opinionated.
He has quickly made a name for himself, with posts on his blog, robdoescoffee.com being mandatory reading for many baristas and roasters.