Do you want to learn what it takes to win the World Barista Championship? Take this sage advice from reigning world champion (The) Pete Licata posted to his blog today. In seven years of competing, his dedication and organized method of practice led to “thirteen top 3 trophies in sixteen events,” including “eight 1st place wins.” One of those, of course, being the WBC.

Pete Licata’s tips include suggestions for defining an appropriate goal, staying organized when preparing for competition and how to analyze and improve your performance. It’s a real gem for any up-and-coming barista competitors looking for an edge.

Read Pete’s article: Barista Competition Tips

You can also contact Pete here to hire him as a consultant and trainer for your national team, personal routine or other purpose in your pursuit of coffee excellence.