Project Description

Paul Ross
United Kingdom
Kiss the Hippo

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

I live and work in London, and I have worked in specialty coffee for 5 or 6 years. Outside of coffee I love running, travelling, and pub-quizzing.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

I love running – so I want to check out the Marathon hype.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

UK CIGS 2017 – Winner
WCIGS 2017 – 8th
UKBC 2015-2019 – 13th, 13th, 5th, 3rd & 1st

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

Speed of service is improving, and will be a catalyst for a lot more change.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Good question – 5 years ago I didn’t see myself here!

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Running, travelling, and pub-quizzing.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:

All of the Kiss the Hippo team; Josh, my coach, and Roosa, who’s holding the fort. My friends & family for putting up with the coffee talk all these years. Alexander Ruas, and every participant who made this possible.